Human Research Protection Program Fundamentals
OHRP supports institutions in their efforts to evaluate and improve the quality of their human research protections programs (HRPP). OHRP is actively developing and updating outdated resources to assist institutions to achieve this objective. In addition, OHRP is available for consultation to answer specific questions at OHRP@hhs.gov.
OHRP is developing updated materials that can be used for basic training of HRPP staff. Until the new materials are ready, you can access the content of the previously available Assurance Training modules here: Assurance Training.
Institutions can use the OHRP Self-Assessment Tool to conduct a basic self-evaluation of their HRPPs and identify their strengths and areas for improvement. It can be found at: Self-Assessment Tool
OHRP is developing an updated self-assessment tool and will make it available when it is complete. The list of QA questions in the tool is for institutional self-assessment only. Please do not submit your responses to OHRP for review. OHRP does not collect or assess responses to this online self-assessment tool, and currently does not support any other quality assessment program.
If you have questions about HRPP quality assessment requirements related to NCATS’s SMART IRB Authorization Agreement, please contact the NCATS SMART IRB office directly.
Self-Serve Training by Role
Learning about the HHS regulations and policies for the protection of human subjects in research can be challenging. To help you get started, OHRP has compiled educational resources tailored for the different roles in human subjects research. Also, consider attending an OHRP in-person educational event and joining OHRP’s mailing list for our monthly newsletter.
OHRP is happy to answer questions and provide guidance for institutions with questions about their HRPPs. To contact OHRP with questions, email OHRP@hhs.gov or call OHRP at (240) 453-6900.
Additional Educational Resources
OHRP offers additional educational modules at our Online Education page. These educational modules provide information and answer common questions about the HHS regulations to protect human subjects in research and IRB review of human subjects research.
If you have questions about OHRP's educational resources, contact OHRP at OHRP-EDU@hhs.gov or call OHRP at (240) 453-6900.
Content last reviewed on March 4, 2016