Yale Human Research Protection Program Receives Full AAHRPP Accreditation

We’re pleased to announce that Yale University, an AccreditStation client, has received full accreditation from AAHRPP. Congratulations!

Press Release from our Partner The HRP Consulting Group

Press Release from our Partner The HRP Consulting Group on the addition of Nick Slack to the HRP team as the Director of Consulting Services.

New York, N.Y. (November 8, 2010) The HRP Consulting Group (HRP), a leading consulting firm specializing in providing expert advice to Human Research Protection Programs (HRPPs) and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), is pleased to announce the addition of Nick Slack to the HRP team as the Director of Consulting Services. Slack’s addition to HRP signals the company’s continued growth and underscores its ongoing commitment to providing the highest level of expertise and customer service to its clients.

Slack joins HRP following previous positions with Schulman Associates IRB and the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), respectively.

In his most recent role as the Associate Director of Accreditation at AAHRPP, Slack provided regulatory and accreditation guidance to over 75 organizations, spanning a client base ranging from universities and hospitals, to independent IRBs, governmental agencies, and clinical research organizations (CROs). Prior to joining AAHRPP, Slack served in a highly visible role as the Senior Regulatory Affairs Coordinator at Schulman Associates IRB. There, he worked primarily with sponsors, CROs, and investigators in a regulatory advisory capacity.

“There is no doubt that Nick that will be a tremendous asset to both HRP and to our clients”, says Jeff Cohen, Partner/CEO of HRP Consulting Group. “Nick’s hiring comes at a time when attention to protecting research participants is greater than ever and HRP’s services are in ever-growing demand.”

Cheryl Savini, Partner/COO of HRP Consulting Group agrees. “We operate in a relatively small industry, so people know Nick. It is rare to find someone who has worked with him who doesn’t have great things to say about his knowledge of HRPPs and IRBs, but also the attention and reassurance that he gives to his clients. We think that Nick represents everything that HRP stands for as a company and where it is going in the future.”

Nick Slack combines his experience with a master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a regular speaker at the AAHRPP conference and hosted educational webinars during his time at AAHRPP.

AccreditStation version 4 is Now Available!

The Whole Brain Group is pleased to announce the immediate availability of AccreditStation version 4 with great new features:
AccreditStation Version 4 Now Available

  • Faster Performance — everything has been sped up, including the application compilation feature (60 seconds or less!!)
  • Completely redesigned interface with streamlined data entry.
  • New Interactive Element Index – add, edit, and delete linkages between documents and AAHRPP requirements with one click!
  • New Package Checker warns you when you’re missing documents or have linked to pages that don’t exist.
  • Quick Compile feature to run a draft application package at any time.

Plus we still have our standard features to help you get accredited with less hassle:

  • Upload PDF files into a central location for access by your entire team
  • Link supporting documents to AAHRPP accreditation requirements/elements
  • Compile a real-time element index with live linkages at any time
  • Automatic IRB and R&D Roster Creation
  • Compile your AAHRPP-ready application package in less than a minute!

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Number of AccreditStation Clients Doubled in 2008

The word is out!  AccreditStation® is revolutionizing the way people manage an AAHRPP® accreditation application project. 

Last year we doubled our number of clients for the fourth year in a row – proving that more and more people are ready to concentrate on the quality of their application materials instead of wallowing in piles of paper!

Our clients tell us that they’re choosing AccreditStation in order to maximize the efficiency of their accreditation processes. By conserving staff resources, eliminating paper waste, and reducing mistakes they’re stretching their project dollars further – an essential move in times of budget tightening!

Visit our website to read testimonials from our happy clients, to view our demonstration videos, and to check out this month’s special sign-up offer!

AccreditStation Affiliate, The HRP Consulting Group, Takes the Pain Out of Getting Accredited

Three years ago, you would have found the clients of Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, President of The HRP Consulting Group, burning the midnight oil as they tried to organize and assemble all of the documents for their AAHRPP® accreditation application.  Surrounded by piles of paper and wrestling with Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, they would spend precious hours renumbering pages, revising element indexes, and aggregating PDF files.  

But today, they’re able to accomplish all of these tasks in a fraction of the time using AccreditStation.  Collaborating remotely with clients through the AccreditStation tool, Dr. Cohen is able to help more institutions get accredited in less time – concentrating effort on the content and quality of the accreditation materials, instead of on the technical complications of organizing and assembling an application package.

Applying his 30 years of experience to the improvement of human research protection (HRP) policies and practices, Dr. Cohen has helped 9 institutions achieve AAHRPP accreditation with another 10 in the process of applying, establishing himself as an “Accreditation Guru” in the process.  “The most satisfying part of my job is passing on the lessons learned from my previous accreditation projects,” states Dr. Cohen, “If I can prevent people from reinventing the wheel, they can get accredited more quickly, improve the quality of their HRP program, and get back to the important work of protecting human subjects.”

As an AccreditStation Affiliate since 2007, The HRP Consulting Group has been certified as an authorized provider of application support, and can offer special AccreditStation rates to its clients.  Along with its network of experts, HRPA has the critically important expertise to assist institutions with a wide range of activities designed to ensure that their human research protections programs are ethically sound and legally compliant.