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The University of Hawaiʻi was once again recognized by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) as a top research institution that follows rigorous standards for ethics, quality and protections while conducting human research.

On March 15, UH was informed by AAHRPP that it was awarded full re-accreditation for a period of five years, building upon its initial three-year accreditation received in 2017. In addition to assuring the public that the rights and welfare of individuals who participate in research are protected, the accreditation demonstrates to potential collaborators and sponsors in the competitive global research arena that UH has built extensive safeguards into every level of research operations.

“This full re-accreditation by AAHRPP reflects the University of Hawaiʻi’s ongoing commitment to protecting the rights and welfare of research participants,” said Victoria Rivera, director for the Office of Research Compliance. “The re-accreditation process is a tremendous undertaking. Were it not for the dedication and commitment of our three UH Institutional Review Boards, we would not have been able to achieve this important accomplishment.”