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Human Research Protection Program

"Partnering with our investigators to ensure safe and ethical research"

Purpose and Components of the Human Research Protection ProgramAAHRPP Seal of Accreditation

The KUMC Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) was developed to ensure the rights, safety and welfare of all subjects recruited or enrolled in research projects, regardless of funding source. The program also ensures that all personnel involved in research activities understand and comply with the ethical standards of research. The HRPP coordinates oversight by incorporating all aspects of compliance related to human subjects research. The components of the HRPP are:

Consultation and Pre-Review Services

The Human Research Protection Program is pleased to offer Consultation Appointments, to assist investigators, coordinators, residents, and students with pre-review and other questions about HSC submissions. Half-hour appointments will be offered during the following times: 

Mondays: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fridays: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Other times can be arranged when requested. Investigators may use the 30-minute time slot for help in evaluating the feasibility of a project and possible regulatory implications, pre-review of your draft HSC application, protocol and consent form, assistance with answering provisos, and general questions about HSC and other regulatory requirements. To schedule an appointment, please contact the HRPP Director at 588-0942 or the HSC Office at 588-1240.

About eCompliance / eIRB System

KUMC IRB Information

Federalwide Assurance (FWA) has been approved for KUMC. The FWA covers two IRBs which operate at the KUMC main campus in Kansas City as well as other IRBs designated by the KUMC HRPP as reviewing IRBs.

KUMC's Human Research Protection Program Achieves Accreditation

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 19, 2007 -- The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) today announced the first organizations to be accredited in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and West Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The list includes the Human Research Protection Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Last modified: Dec 20, 2019
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