As an institution, UIUC must ensure the protection of human subjects in research by maintaining policies and procedures compliant with federal regulations and other applicable laws.
Even in cases where an external IRB is used (often referred to as “relying” on another IRB), UIUC is still required to perform the remaining HRPP responsibilities.
OPRS manages the HRPP review process regardless of whether a UIUC IRB is used or an external IRB is used. Learn more about the HRPP review process while using an external IRB:
More about relying on an external IRB
The UIUC Human Research Protection Program has been awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs. AAHRPP promotes high-quality, ethically sound research through an accreditation process that helps organizations worldwide strengthen their HRPP.
AAHRPP uses a voluntary, peer-driven educational model to ensure that HRPPs meet rigorous standards for quality and protection. AAHRPP accreditation offers assurances — to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public — that an HRPP is focused first and foremost on excellence.