Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns AAHRPP Accreditation for Safe Research Practices

June 18, 2009

The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Nationwide Childrens Hospital full accreditation as an organization that demonstrates and emphasizes clinical study participant safeguards that surpass state and federal requirements.

Nationwide Childrens is one of only four free-standing childrens 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. AAHRPPs 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 Childrens Hospital, one of the nations largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at