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Latest Update: June 19, 2024

Council on Accreditation

The Council on Accreditation (Council) is comprised of individuals elected by the Board of Directors. Council members are experienced AAHRPP representatives who often have served in many different roles for AAHRPP (e.g., peer reviewers, application reviewers, team leaders, and site visitors). In selecting Council members, AAHRPP's goal is to seek representation from the human research protection, researcher, and organizational perspectives:

  • Members representing the human research protection perspective are individuals who are or have been responsible for an organization’s HRPP. These members are likely to be HRPP program managers, senior HRPP administrators, IRB/EC chairs, or compliance officers.
  • Members representing the researcher perspective are individuals who have years of recognized experience in their respective field of expertise in the conduct and/or review of human participant research. These members are likely to be physicians, registered nurses, professors, or senior scientists.
  • Members representing the organizational official perspective are those who have authority over an organization’s HRPP or a significant aspect of that enterprise, particularly ensuring the protection of human research participants. Organizational officials usually include Provosts, Vice Presidents for Research, Deans, Directors, or Chief Executive Officers.
The Council may conduct business and make decisions using panels or subcommittees. The Council may draw upon former Council members to serve on panels or subcommittees.

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