Central Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Integrated clinical trial services and software company Advarra earned an important accreditation in the form of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) full reaccreditation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAHRPP conducted its first-ever completely remote site visit in association with this effort.
The remote site audit resulted in no findings, and AAHRPP required no changes to the Advarra human subject protection program (HRPP) as a result.
Months of Preparation
Advarra issued a press release highlighting the findings and that AAHRPP site visitors acknowledged the months of preparation by the Advarra team leading up to the evaluation. The inspection team recognized Advarra’s commitment to compliance and protecting human research participants, complimenting the level of effort the entire organization takes to be highly attentive to regulations. Advarra received commendations for having a corporate culture of respect for all stakeholders: what researchers do; their colleagues and the research participants.
Accreditation is Voluntary
The AAHRPP accreditation is voluntary and evidences a firm’s commitment to rigorous standards of quality, ethics and protections for human research participants.