About the Site Visit:
The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AHHRP) will conduct a reaccreditation site visit at The University of Maryland, College Park campus from July 28, 2021 - July 29, 2021. AAHRPP is an international, independent nonprofit organization that reviews and accredits an institution’s human research protections program (HRPP). Long regarded as the gold standard, AAHRPP accreditation is becoming the norm for quality research programs; this will be UMD's second visit for accreditation.
Preparing for the Site Visit:
The UMD IRB Office is excited to host our second AAHRPP site visit as part of our application for reaccreditation; this is the final step toward receiving reaccreditation. Through the process, the IRB Office provides AAHRPP with a written description of our HRPP policies, procedures, and resources, as well as a list of all active IRB protocols. During the site visit, representatives from AAHRPP will review IRB records and conduct interviews with HRPP stakeholders.
To help HRPP stakeholders prepare for the site visit and potential interviews, we produced the below resources.
Please contact our office with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-405-4212).