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Latest Update: February 27, 2024

Certificates of Accreditation

AAHRPP issues a Certificate of Accreditation to each organization that receives Full Accreditation, Full Reaccreditation, or Qualified Accreditation. If an organization has its accreditation revoked, the Certificate of Accreditation must be removed from display by the organization or returned to AAHRPP, and all references to AAHRPP accreditation and any use of the AAHRPP accreditation seal must be removed from all organization materials, including websites and emails. The organization may no longer represent itself (or permit others to identify it) as accredited by AAHRPP. Organizations that are placed in Accreditation-Pending are not entitled to receive Certificates of Accreditation until Full Accreditation or Full Reaccreditation are awarded.

Display or use of any revoked or fraudulent AAHRPP certificate or of any AAHRPP seal or other identifiers that might deceive or mislead prospective participants, sponsors, or other persons, is considered a serious offense with the potential for harming the public confidence in research and the research protection system. Appropriate legal action may be taken by AAHRPP based on the facts of any such use.