Friday, July 18, 2014

AAHRPP is squandering its reputation for a $141,000 paycheck

AAHRPP is a professional organization that "accredits" IRBs in exchange for a fee.  It has accredited the University of Minnesota IRB several times in the past, including the periods in which alleged psychiatric research misconduct has occurred. Why, then, would anyone think that AAHRPP is an appropriate body to conduct another review?

That's one question that Leigh Turner raises in this letter to AAHRPP. He also points out a number of alarming, undisclosed conflicts of interest.  If AAHRPP applied to itself the conflict of interest standards it applies to researchers, it would not be conducting this review.

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