AAHRPP Accredits Two More Research Organizations, Including Another in China

    WASHINGTON, April 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs has accredited two more research organizations: a nonprofit health system in the American Midwest and another organization in China.

    The newly accredited organizations are:

    • Allina Health System, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

    Like all AAHRPP-accredited organizations, Allina Health and Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine earned the designation by demonstrating that they meet AAHRPP's rigorous standards for conducting high-quality, ethical research and protecting research participants.

    "AAHRPP accreditation is a mark of excellence that's recognized by the global research enterprise," AAHRPP President and CEO Elyse I. Summers said. "It's also an invitation to join the community of accredited organizations at the forefront of efforts to address today's research challenges and opportunities. Welcome!"

    AAHRPP has accredited more than 600 research entities across the U.S. and in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, China Taiwan, and Thailand.

    All major U.S. independent institutional review boards have earned AAHRPP accreditation. In addition, more than 85% of the top U.S. National Institutes of Health-funded academic medical centers and 70% of U.S. medical colleges are AAHRPP accredited or have begun the accreditation process.

    Research institutes, clinical research centers and community hospitals also are among those that have attained accreditation.

    About AAHRPP: A nonprofit organization, AAHRPP provides accreditation for organizations that conduct or review human research and can demonstrate that their protections exceed the safeguards required by the international guidelines and laws governing research involving humans in the U.S. and other countries. To learn more, visit www.aahrpp.org.

    Michelle Feige
    Executive Vice President


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