The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Nationwide Children’s Hospital full accreditation as an organization that demonstrates and emphasizes clinical study participant safeguards that surpass state and federal requirements.
Nationwide Children’s is one of only four free-standing children’s hospitals that have earned this accreditation.
AAHRPP is a non-profit organization working with hospitals and other research centers to ensure the highest level of protection for clinical research participants. Through the rigorous accreditation process, organizations must demonstrate that they have built extensive safeguards into every level of their research and that they adhere to the highest standards for research. AAHRPP’s standards exceed federal regulations by requiring organizations to address conflict of interest, to provide community outreach and education and to apply the same stringent protections to all research involving human participants.
Nearly 900 clinical studies are currently in progress at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks.