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The University of Minnesota’s Human Research Protection Program has received full reaccreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). AAHRPP uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure that HRPPs meet rigorous standards for quality and protection. To earn accreditation, organizations must provide tangible evidence—through policies, procedures, and practices—of their commitment to scientifically and ethically sound research and to continuous improvement.

In addition to receiving full reaccreditation, AAHRPP also recognized as an area of distinction the UMN HRPP’s Bootcamp for Research Coordinators, an OVPR-funded program that provides a rigorous, multi-day training for research staff. This program is a tangible example of our commitment to building a highly skilled workforce, knowledgeable of the regulations and guiding principles that define ethically conducted human subjects research.