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SOURCE Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs today announced that it has accredited three more organizations, including one of the nation's largest state health departments and India's national comprehensive cancer center.
The newly accredited organizations are:
These accreditations reflect increasing acknowledgment, in the public and private sectors worldwide, that the AAHRPP gold seal is the mark of a quality human research program, where protecting participants is a shared responsibility-and a top priority.
"Every AAHRPP accreditation signals an unwavering commitment to the global community-to all who participate in research and all who benefit from the knowledge gained," AAHRPP President and CEO Elyse Summers said.
To earn AAHRPP accreditation, organizations must demonstrate that they have built extensive safeguards into every level of their research operation and that they adhere to high standards for research. In today's global, collaborative research enterprise, organizations increasingly rely on AAHRPP accreditation status to help identify trusted research partners.
To date, AAHRPP has accredited organizations in 46 states, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Taiwan. All major U.S. independent institutional review boards have earned AAHRPP accreditation. In addition, more than 60 percent of U.S. research-intensive universities and over 65 percent of U.S. medical schools are either AAHRPP accredited or have begun the accreditation process. The National Institutes of Health, the world's largest public funder of research, has earned accreditation, as has Pfizer, Inc., the largest industry sponsor of clinical research.
About AAHRPP: A nonprofit organization, AAHRPP provides accreditation for organizations that conduct or review human research and can demonstrate that their protections exceed the safeguards required by the U.S. government. To learn more, visit www.aahrpp.org.
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