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.