The Tufts Health Sciences Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has received full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)! The AAHRPP Council on Accreditation awarded Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University Health Sciences this initial Full Accreditation for 3 years effective September 18, 2017.
An independent, 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 in the protection of human subjects.