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Accredited since 2009

Reaccreditation awarded 2012

Reaccreditation awarded 2017

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The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Human Research Protection Program was fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., in 2009.

The five year reaccreditation approval was received in 2012 and in 2017.


Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)


The Health Science Center received a site visit by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs March 27-29, 2017.

Full Accreditation was awarded June 12, 2017.

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AAHRPP is an independent, non-profit accrediting body that uses a voluntary, peer-driven, accreditation process that helps organizations worldwide strengthen their human research protection programs (HRPPs). Learn more about AAHRPP.


Why is accreditation important?

Through accreditation, an Organization can demonstrate the overall excellence of its research program by providing the most comprehensive protections for research participants. The accreditation process includes application preparation, on-site evaluation, council review, and notification of accreditation status. As the "gold seal," AAHRPP accreditation offers assurances—to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public—that an HRPP is focused first and foremost on excellence.


AAHRPP-accredited organizations:

Earn the respect and meet the expectations of their peers;

Play a leadership role in collaborative efforts;

Gain a competitive edge with sponsors and other funders;

Reduce the risk of non-compliance;

Enhance their standing with U.S. federal agencies;

Benefit from a common commitment to continuous quality improvement.





Content Source: AAHRPP website