University of Utah HRPP Receives Reaccreditation from AAHRPP

July 28th, 2015


We are pleased to announce that the University of Utah Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) was awarded full reaccreditation by AAHRPP on June 16, 2015. The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) promotes high-quality research through an accreditation process that helps organizations worldwide strengthen their human research protection programs (HRPPs). The accreditation process involves evaluation of all aspects of the HRPP, including the IRB, Conflict of Interest, Office of Sponsored Projects, Research Education, research teams, and many other research administration and review bodies on our campus.

The University of Utah HRPP has been accredited since 2007 and we are happy to maintain this accreditation today. We are especially grateful to the faculty and staff at the University of Utah, as well as our affiliates at Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System and Intermountain Healthcare, who were involved in providing support and participating in the AAHRPP site visit in March 2015. 

Thank you for your dedication to protecting the rights and welfare of research participants.  

  • Forms for Conducting Research at the VA

    Researchers conducting procedures at the Salt Lake City VA need to be aware of the additional administrative forms that may be required in addition to the IRB application.

  • Use of External Research Nurses

    The IRB has received several requests to allow the use of external research nurses who have contracted with a study sponsor to conduct research procedures with participants in their homes.

  • IRB Staff Changes

    We are pleased to welcome a new Coordinator to the IRB.

  • IRB Staff Changes

    Yan "Kiki" Wai, IRB Coordinator for Panel 2, has left the IRB. We are pleased to announce that Chantyl Staheli has been selected as the new IRB Coordinator for Panel 2.

  • Additional Exemption Categories

    The IRB is introducing Exemption Categories 8-11 as additional non-federal categories.