BEAUMONT EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION FOR PROTECTING RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

Beaumont Hospitals has been awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, or AAHRPP, at the March meeting of its Council on Accreditation.

AAHRPP site visitors were impressed with the quality and breadth of Beaumont’s research education and audit programs. They also looked favorably upon the level of support provided to Beaumont researchers. The designation allows Beaumont to join an elite group as less than five percent of all human research protection programs have earned this accreditation.

David Felten, M.D., Ph.D

“AAHRPP accreditation confirms our commitment to research integrity, ethical conduct and most importantly patient rights and safety when they elect to participate in research,” says David Felten, M.D., Ph.D, vice president, Research and medical director of the Beaumont Research Institute.

This accreditation offers important assurances – to Beaumont research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators and the general public that Beaumont’s research programs are focused on excellence.

AAHRPP promotes high-quality, ethically sound research through a voluntary accreditation process which helps organizations worldwide strengthen their human research protection programs.

“In order to achieve accreditation from AAHRPP, human research protection programs are expected to not only be compliant with all federal regulations, but to demonstrate excellence across the board,” adds Felten.

As an independent, nonprofit accrediting body, AAHRPP uses a peer-driven, educational model to ensure human research protection programs 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.

Beaumont Hospitals is a three-hospital regional health care system with 1,744 licensed beds and 3,700 physicians in Southeast Michigan and the clinical partner of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. The Beaumont Research Institute has more than 930 active clinical and laboratory trials funded by government, foundation and commercial grants. Beaumont has a long-standing designation from the National Cancer Institute as a Community Clinical Oncology Program, one of only four in Michigan.

In addition to the staff, equipment and facilities of Beaumont Hospitals, Beaumont researchers have access to specialty services including pre-clinical research laboratories, a Core Molecular Laboratory, an Advanced Oncology Imaging Suite, a BioBank and a Coordinating Center. They support statewide and national registries and functions as the Contract Research Organization for multicenter clinical trials.

 

AAHRPP Seal of Accreditation

 

                        Beaumont Research Institute