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

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


NHG Human Research Protection Programme Successfully Attains Full Accreditation by AAHRPP for the 4th time in March 2020.
NHG was successfully awarded Full Accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) in March 2020.
This is NHG’s fourth successful accreditation of its Human Research Protection Programme (HRPP). The first three accreditations were awarded in 2007, 2010 and 2015 respectively. This prestigious award is an assurance of NHG’s international standing in delivering a quality HRPP, and validates NHG’s commitment to the protection of human subjects.
The re-accreditation of NHG HRPP also covers research activities in National University Health System (NUHS) and National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Faculty of Dentistry.
This significant achievement was the result of persistent dedicated efforts towards protecting human subjects, by senior management, research leaders and staff from NHG and affiliated institutions, members of the Domain Specific Review Board (DSRB), with the Office of Human Research Protection Programme (OHRPP).
The AAHRPP Council on Accreditation commended NHG HRPP on its robust process to ensure that appropriate policies and procedures were in place for the adequate protection of human research participants for new institutions coming under its oversight as an area of distinction.
NHG was also commended for its strength - the DSRB on their depth of knowledge, experience and expertise for each board, and the Research Quality Management and Research Education groups for the extensive programs of research auditing and education carried out.


Our Accreditation History

4th AAHRPP Accreditation: March 2020
3rd AAHRPP Accreditation: March 2015
2nd AAHRPP Accreditation: March 2010
1st AAHRPP Accreditation: March 2007


About the AAHRPP Accreditation Program


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).
An independent, non-profit accrediting body, AAHRPP uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure that HRPPs meet rigorous standards for quality and protection. To earn accreditation, organizations must provide tangible evidence—through policies, procedures, and practices—of their commitment to scientifically and ethically sound research and to continuous improvement.




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.


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