Evaluation Instrument for Accreditation

The Evaluation Instrument for Accreditation provides direction on the meaning of each Standard and Element; the corresponding laws, regulations, codes, guidance; required policies and procedures; and the intended outcomes.


Evaluation Instrument for Accreditation
Use to evaluate a Human Research Protection Program. Organizations should use this document to conduct a self-assessment for their Step 1 application.

PDF Evaluation Instrument for Accreditation (May 2019)
PDF Guidance for AAHRPP Organizations that Comply with the Common Rule (June 2018)

Click here to download Tip Sheets for the Evaluation Instrument for Accreditation.

Guide for Research Sites Seeking Accreditation
For research sites that only conduct research and do not have their own IRBs 
 PDF 11/16/2010

IRB Evaluation Checklist
For use in determining whether an IRB meets the accreditation standards.

DOC 12/08/2010