Celerion is the first CRO headquartered in the USA to achieve full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) for our clinical facilities in Lincoln NE and Phoenix AZ. This demonstrates the leadership role taken to reach the highest standards and protection for human participants in our clinical studies.
AAHRPP is an independent, non-profit accrediting body that uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure that Human Research Protection Programs (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.
The goals of accreditation are to:
- Improve the systems that protect the rights and welfare of individuals who participate in research.
- And communicate to the public the strength of an Organization’s commitment to the protection of human research participants.
To meet the full requirements for AAHRPP accreditation, Celerion reviewed all internal procedures and processes to build extensive safeguards into every level of clinical research. Throughout the organization our teams took an intensive and in-depth review of our policies, processes, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure they were well documented and rigorously translated into practice. The accreditation process lasted approximately 24 months, and included peer reviews and site audits from AAHRPP representatives.
AAHRPP accreditation is evidence of a quality research program. The AAHRPP seal indicates not only that an organization safeguards research participants but also that data are reliable and credible and the organization has made a commitment to continuous quality improvement.