Human Research Protection Program

Human Research Protection Program News

MUSC and Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Updates on AAHRPP Accreditation

Over 75% of U.S. Medical Schools have initiated the process for AAHRPP accreditation of their Human Research Protection Programs.  Of these, 36% have received full AAHRPP accreditation.  AAHRPP is the contracted agency for accreditation of such programs at Veterans Administration Medical Centers.  The accreditation process involves all aspects of a Human Research Protection Program and individual elements reviewed include the following:

a)  education and training of all personnel involved in human subject 
     research;
b)  submission and review of humans subject research protocols by 
     independent review committees (Institutional Review
    
Boards) with required expertise and community representatives;
c)  financial management and review;
d)  risk management;
e)  research integrity;
f)  conflict of interest disclosure and management;
g) clinical services and investigational drug pharmacy;
h)  community outreach and engagement;
i)  monitoring of all approved human subject research.

These individual elements are expected to blend to form a system that is robust, interactive and constantly improving.

Status and News

  • August 31, 2009: MUSC Self-Assessment submitted to AAHRPP
  • August 20-21, 2008: AAHRPP Site On-Site Visit of Ralph H. Johnson VAMC
  • May 31, 2008: Ralph H. Johnson VAMC AAHRPP Self-Assessment submitted to AAHRPP

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