At the heart of the accreditation process is a comprehensive self-assessment during which an Organization reviews its Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and evaluates its compliance with the AAHRPP Accreditation Standards and Elements. Given the scope of these Standards and Elements, it is not surprising that one of the most frequent questions that AAHRPP receives is “Where do we begin?”
Following are some tips designed to answer that question. As you move forward with accreditation, keep in mind that the process is meant to be rigorous, not overwhelming.
First of all, and throughout the accreditation process, you should: