Policy and Accreditation
The office of Policy and Accreditation within OHSRP is responsible for:
Establishing Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) policy for the Intramural Research Program (IRP), maintaining the HRPP Policy Glossary and developing educational materials about the policies. The HRPP policies are part of the OMA policy System (Manual Chapter 3014 - NIH Intramural Human Research Protection Program) and can be found on the OHSRP policy webpage along with the educational materials about the policy series.
Maintaining accreditation of the NIH IRP HRPP. The OHSRP seeks to be a national leader in human subjects protections. NIH is accredited by the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). This accreditation is an indication that the NIH prioritizes human subjects research that protects the rights, safety and welfare of its research participants. Accreditation is a commonly accepted indicator of quality and excellence, important both to potential research participants and to our scientific collaborators. For more information about accreditation activities and the role you play, see HRPP Accreditation.