To assess the role of accreditation of human research protection programs to enhance protections afforded to persons involved in the full-range of public health research programs, e.g., epidemiologic research, health services research, and social and behavioral intervention research, as well as traditional
biomedical research and clinical trials.
Voluntary accreditation is one component of a national oversight system for protection of human subjects.
Agency - Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.