Loyola Receives Full Accreditation for its Human Research Protection Program

Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division has received Full Accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).

The independent, nonprofit AAHRPP accredits organizations that conduct or review human research and can demonstrate that their protections exceed the safeguards required by the US government.

To earn AAHRPP accreditation, an organization must demonstrate it has built extensive safeguards into every level of its research operation and adheres to high standards for research. An organization must provide tangible evidence—through policies, procedures, and practices—of its commitment to scientifically and ethically sound research and to continuous improvement.

AAHRPP accreditation offers assurances to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public that a human research protection program is focused first and foremost on excellence. AAHRPP, through accredited research programs worldwide, ensures that all human research participants are respected and protected from unnecessary harm.

Loyola is one of five Illinois centers that have received AAHRPP accreditation.
For more information about AAHRPP accreditation, visit www.aahrpp.org.