Human Research Protection Program

Creighton University Earns Full AAHRPP Accreditation
Creighton 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, Creighton University has demonstrated its commitment to rigorous standards that help protect research participants while ensuring that society continues to reap the benefits of research. See the press release for more details.


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Creighton University's Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is made up of the Institutional Review Boards, the Research and Compliance Program, which includes the Institutional Review Board Office and the Training and Education program, Creighton University Investigators and research staff, and members of our community who volunteer to participate in research studies.

The HRPP encompasses all research involving human subjects conducted by any student, employee, or faculty member of Creighton University or the Creighton University Medical Center. The HRPP works closely with the both the Biomedical and Social Behavioral Institutional Review Boards.
The  HRPP's mission is to protect the rights, dignity, welfare, and privacy of humans who participate in research programs governed by Creighton University and Creighton University Medical Center. The mission of the HRPP at Creighton University is rooted in the Catholic and Jesuit principles that guide the Institution as a whole and in the principles set out in the Belmont Report. These standards include honesty, justice, integrity, respect, and a sense of responsibility to others. The HRPP adheres to federal, state, and local laws that govern human participant research programs and ensuring the right of every human being to voluntary, informed consent. Creighton University and its HRPP expect compliance with all applicable laws related to research activity and to meet the high ethical standards of a Jesuit Catholic University.

Questions and Concerns

If you have questions, would like to express concerns, or offer suggestions about any aspect of the Creighton University Human Research Protection Program, please contact the IRB Office at 402-280-2126 or by email at

Confidential Research Hotline (402-280-3200)

Research Personnel are expected to report any known or suspected noncompliant conduct related to research or sponsored program activities conducted and/or approved through Creighton University. The confidential Research Compliance Hotline (402-280-3200) is available for any individual who wishes to remain anonymous and/or has found other available reporting mechanisms to be ineffective. Research Personnel may also address their research compliance-related questions or concerns to the Director of Research Compliance at 402-280-2511.

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