Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns AAHRPP Accreditation for Safe Research Practices

June 26, 2012

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

AAHRPP is a non-profit organization working with hospitals and 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.

Nationwide Children’s received its first AAHRPP accreditation in 2009. AAHRPP now reviews accreditation every five years, with Nationwide Children’s next review in 2017.

More than 1,000 clinical studies are currently in progress at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the nation’s fourth largest freestanding pediatric hospital and research institute.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner 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