Human Research Protection Program

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is a comprehensive system to ensure the protection of human subjects participating in research. The objective of the HRPP is to assist Connecticut Children's in fostering an ethical culture in our research programs and ensuring that we continuously meet ethical principles and regulatory requirements for the protection of human subjects in research. The HRPP is made up of various individuals and committees including an the Institutional Official, the HRPP Medical Director, the HRPP Director, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) staff, the Scientific Review Committee, Research Leadership, investigators, research staff and research pharmacy staff.    

In September 2009, Connecticut Children's obtained full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) for three years. In September 2012, Connecticut Children's was awarded full accreditation for an additional five years. We are one of a small group of freestanding children's hospitals to have earned this distinction, which demonstrates our strong commitment to the highest ethical standards in research.