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Limited Site Visits
On occasion, the Council on Accreditation will request a Limited Site Visit.
Inability to Conduct Initial Site Visit
For an Organization seeking Accreditation or Reaccreditation, AAHRPP may require a Limited Site Visit in situations when the initial Site Visit was compromised and not able to be completed. In situations where the inability to conduct the initial Site Visit was beyond the Organization’s control, for example, a Site Visitor was unable to travel or became ill during the visit and could not complete the Site Visit activities, AAHRPP will bear the cost of the Limited Site Visit. Conversely, in situations where the Site Visit could not be completed due to the Organization’s failure to meet AAHRPP’s stipulated requirements related to Site Visit preparation, such as, the Organization’s failure to produce the required documents, the Organization will bear the cost of the Limited Site Visit.
Other Reasons for Limited Site Visit
There are other situations in which AAHRPP may require a Limited Site Visit. For an Organization that is awarded Full or Qualified Accreditation, the Council on Accreditation may require a Limited Site Visit to occur during the accreditation period to assess major changes in a Human Research Protection Program or otherwise to ensure that compliance with the Accreditation Standards is maintained. In this situation, AAHRPP will bear the cost of the Limited Site Visit.