Evaluation Instrument Documents
Evaluation Instrument for Accreditation
Use to evaluate a Human Research Protection Program. Organizations should use this document to conduct a self-assessment for their Step 1 application.
PDF Evaluation Instrument for Accreditation (May 2019)
PDF Guidance for AAHRPP Organizations that Comply with the Common Rule (June 2018, updated October 2018)
Click here to download Tip Sheets for the Evaluation Instrument for Accreditation.
Guide for Research Sites Seeking Accreditation
For research sites that only conduct research and do not have their own IRBs
IRB Evaluation Checklist
For use in determining whether an IRB meets the accreditation standards.
Procedures and Standards
AAHRPP Accreditation Procedures
Gives an overview of the procedures AAHRPP uses to provide accreditation services.
AAHRPP Accreditation Standards
Application Forms and Guidance
Guidance on Completing the Application and Annual Report Forms
The purpose of this guidance is to assist in the completion of the Application/Annual Report Form.
Instructions to Apply for Initial Accreditation and Reaccreditation
Detailed instructions about the application process, including how to conduct a self-assessment and prepare your application package.
Application/Annual Report Form
Document to be completed, signed, and included with application package when applying for initial accreditation, reaccreditation, or completing your annual report.
Template for Application Section C
Use this form as a template to create the index of supporting documents (Section C) for your application.
Template for Application Section G (Active Protocol List)
Use this spreadsheet as a template to create your active protocol list (Section G) for your application.
Template for IRB Roster (Section E)
Use this spreadsheet as a template to create your IRB roster (Section E) for your application.
Template for Worksheet for Key Personnel for VA facility with its own IRB (Section H)
Template for Worksheet for Key Personnel for Dedicated Research Site (Section H)
Template for Worksheet for Key Personnel for Independent IRB (Section H)
Template for Worksheet for Key Personnel for University or Hospital (Section H)
Template for Worksheet for Key Personnel for VA facility without its own IRB (Section H)
Template for Response to a Draft Site Visit Report and Status Report (Section A)
Use this form as a template for Section A of your response to a Draft Site Visit Report.
Instructions to Prepare a Response to the Draft Site Visit Report
Instructions to Prepare a Status Report
Instructions to Prepare an Improvement Plan
Instructions to Prepare a Request for Full Accreditation
Instructions for Submitting Materials in Support of Accreditation