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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 
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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