Successful AAHRPP Reaccreditation Site Visit for Baystate Human Research Protection Program

March 01, 2013

The Baystate HRPP has been engaged for several months in the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) reaccreditation process. 

During the recent reaccreditation site visit, site visitors had high praises for Baystate, the HRPP, and everyone they interviewed.  They cited these specific program strengths:

  • a striking commitment to the education of IRB members, staff, and researchers
  • the requirement that HRPP and IRB staff, and clinical research coordinators obtain professional certification
  • the level of knowledge our research coordinators possess
  • a clear commitment to, and success in, improving the efficiency and quality of IRB reviews.

No areas of concern were identified. Full results will be available in June 2013.