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AAHRPP Site Visit Interview Preparation

Thank you to all members of the research community who are participating in the AAHRPP accreditation process. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ammon Pate or Ann Johnson for assistance.  

Site Visit Information

Dates: Wednesday, June 24th - Friday, June 26th, 2020

Virtual Site Visit using Zoom
Each interviewee will receive a Zoom link with video+audio call-in information.


Each interview is scheduled at a particular time. You will recieve a meeting invitation for your interview time. Please remember to be on time for your interview, as the interview sessions are exact. 

Site Visitors:



Interview Preparation Documents

All Interviewees

Interview Basics

Human Research Protection Program Summary

Powerpoint presentation given at the interview preparation sessions

Researchers and Research Staff

University of Utah IRB Investigator Statement of Assurance

IGS: Investigator Qualifications

AAHRPP Standards for Researchers and Research Staff

IRB Members

Overview: Roles of IRB Members

Criteria for IRB Approval of Research

IRB SOP 202: Duties of IRB Members

IRB SOP 303: IRB Review of Submissions

IRB Chairs and Vice Chairs

Overview: Roles of IRB Chairs

Also read documents listed for IRB Members

IRB Staff

Overview: Roles of IRB Administrators and Coordinators

Overview: Roles of IRB Members

IRB SOP 302: Administrative Review and Distribution of Materials

IRB SOP 304: IRB Review of Submissions

For compliance staff:

IRB SOP 907: Research Complaints and Concerns

IRB SOP 908: Routine and For-Cause Audits

IRB website pages for report forms:

Institutional Officials (Vice Presidents, VA ASOC R&D)

AAHRPP Standards for the Organization

AAHRPP Element for Institutional Conflict of Interest Requirements 

VA: Overview of VHA Institutional Official Responsibilities (From VHA Handbook 1200.05)

VA: IRB website, Research Conducted at Veterans Affairs

VA: VA Memorandum of Understanding - 9/19/2019 version

Conflict of Interest AAHRPP Standards for Conflict of Interest
Office of Sponsored Projects AAHRPP Standards for Contracting Responsibilities
General Counsel

AAHRPP Standards discussing procedures for identifying and following applicable laws

BMGS: Applicable State Laws

Read document(s) for Office of Sponsored Projects

Research Training and Education Representatives AAHRPP Standards Discussing Research Training and Education
Clinical Trials Office Representatives Read documents for Researchers and Research Staff
Investigational Pharmacies AAHRPP Standards for Control and Handling of Investigational Products
Community Outreach and Participant Advocate Representatives

AAHRPP Standards Discussing Participant and Community Outreach

IRB Website: Complaints from Research Participants


Last Updated: 4/7/21