Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc.
Located in Washington, D.C., the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) promotes the highest quality research through an accreditation process that helps organizations worldwide strengthen their human research protection programs (HRPPs).
An independent and growing non-profit accrediting body, AAHRPP uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure that HRPPs meet rigorous standards for quality and protection. To earn accreditation, organizations must provide tangible evidence—through policies, procedures, and practices—of their commitment to scientifically and ethically sound research and to continuous improvement.
As the "gold seal," AAHRPP accreditation offers assurances—to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public—that an HRPP is focused first and foremost on excellence.