About the HRPP

The program's most basic function is to develop and implement policies and practices that ensure the adequate protection of research participants. The group within the HRPP that carries out each function may vary according to the specifics of the research protocol:

  • comprehensive review of protocols
  • ethically sound participant-investigator interactions
  • ongoing (and risk-appropriate) safety monitoring
  • quality improvement (QI) and compliance activities

The Community Oversight Board provides guidance in the protection and engagement of research participants.

Seal of accreditation from AAHRPP

UMN’s Human Research Protection Program is accredited by the
Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs. Learn about AAHRPP accreditation