Washington, D.C., June 14, 2012―The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. today announced that it has accredited four more organizations:
- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif.
- Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, La.
- Opus IRB in Roswell, Ga.
- Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill.
Ten years after issuing its first accreditation standards, AAHRPP has accredited more than 50 percent of U.S. research-intensive universities and U.S. medical schools. In addition, all major U.S. independent review boards are now AAHRPP accredited.
“Over the past 10 years, AAHRPP accreditation has become the gold standard for research protections—the mark of quality for human research protection programs nationwide,” said Marjorie A. Speers, Ph.D., AAHRPP president and CEO. “As a result, we’ve seen significant improvements in U.S. research protections. Our goal, now, is to achieve similar results worldwide, especially given the increasingly global nature of the research enterprise.”
AAHRPP accreditation is available to U.S. and international organizations that conduct biomedical, behavioral or social sciences research involving human participants.
AAHRPP already has accredited organizations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, China, India, Korea and Singapore.
About the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc.
A nonprofit organization, AAHRPP provides accreditation for organizations that conduct human research and can demonstrate that their protections exceed the safeguards required by the U.S. government. To date, 172 organizations have earned AAHRPP accreditation, which is widely regarded as the gold standard worldwide. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
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