About the
Human Research Protection Program

Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc.An AAHRPP Accredited Institution since 2011

The Medical College of Wisconsin joins an elite group of about 250 U.S. organizations and seven organizations from outside the United States in achieving full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). In achieving full AAHRPP accreditation, MCW has demonstrated its commitment to rigorous standards that help protect research participants while ensuring that society continues to reap the benefits of research.

Mission Statement

The Human Research Protection Program’s (HRPP) primary mission is to protect the rights, welfare and privacy of all individuals participating in research sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. The HRPP oversees and supports the MCW/FH Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) which review all research studies involving human subjects for safety, compliance with regulations, scientific quality, and ethical standards. The HRPP provides guidance and resources for the MCW/FH IRBs, investigators, and study team members. Ongoing training for researchers and quality improvement activities are directed toward compliance with regulations and scientific integrity.

HRPP Contact Information

(414) 955-8422
(414) 955-6575 (fax)

IRBOffice@mcw.edu (for general IRB questions)
MCWIRBReliance@mcw.edu (questions about reliance agreements/deferral requests)

Location:  MFRC 3040
MACC Fund Research Center

Office of Research
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

HRPP Staff Contact Info

HRPP Organizational Chart

Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP)