Accreditation is a rigorous evaluation process that consists of independently and unbiasedly assessing research organizations against a set of standards determined by the accrediting body. Accreditation benefits organizations, research sponsors, and the public.
Some advantages of working with an accredited organization include:
The assurance that the organization has a robust culture of responsible human research conduct at all levels of management
The assurance that the organization has streamlined procedures and increased efficiencies that are translated into practice in order to produce high-quality data
The assurance that the organization has excellent record-keeping procedures and is less likely to experience downtime due to regulatory inspections
Do you want to learn more about the benefits of working with an accredited CRO?
As an accredited CRO, we have implemented robust processes to safeguard the rights and welfare of research participants. We are also committed to continuous quality improvement and are held accountable for all of our research activities. By selecting an accredited CRO to manage your clinical study, the benefits of accreditation will translate to your research program and ultimately lead to quality outcomes.
How Accreditation Can Help You
By partnering with an accredited organization such as ethica CRO, you can trust that your clinical trial will be managed and operated more efficiently. We ensure that your research program will:
- Meet or exceed research regulations and guidelines
- Produce high-quality data
- Meet high ethical standards for the protection of research participants
- Collect, manage, and analyze data and distribute study documentation securely and efficiently
Our Accreditation Approach
Protecting the rights and welfare of research participants is of paramount importance in the conduct of clinical research. Therefore, it is our priority to ensure that our services are delivered according to the highest standards of ethical and clinical practices.
ethica CRO’s Accrediting Bodies
In 2006, ethica CRO became the first CRO in the world to be accredited for its Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). To this day, we remain the only CRO in the world to have achieved accreditation from three different accrediting bodies, including:
Human Research Accreditation Canada (HRA Canada)
In 2019, ethica CRO became the first CRO to become accredited by HRA Canada. Founded in 2017, HRA Canada is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body for Canadian human research. HRA Canada accredits HRPPs of Canadian public and private organizations through a voluntary, peer-driven program based on education and excellence. For more information, please visit HRA Canada.
Alion Science and Technology
In 2013, ethica CRO became the first Canadian company and first CRO to be accredited by Alion Science and Technology. The Alion HRPP Accreditation Program offers comprehensive accreditation services to organizations involved in conducting, managing, and reviewing research involving humans. Alion’s objective is to help as many organizations as possible to develop and maintain effective and compliant HRPPs. For more information, please visit Alion Science and Technology.
Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)
In 2006, ethica CRO received full accreditation from AAHRPP for raising its operating standards to levels far beyond those of the industry and government. AAHRPP is an independent, non-profit accrediting body that uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure that HRPPs meet rigorous standards for quality and protection. For more information, please visit AAHRPP.