The Human Research Protections Office (HRPO) is the administrative arm of the UNM HSC Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). The HRPO, which is a unit within the HSC Office of Research, supports the program mission to protect the rights and welfare of subjects involved in human research overseen by the UNM HSC. To achieve this mission, the HRPO is comprised of three distinct components:
HRRC Review: Coordinates and supports the activities of the three federally mandated Human Research Review Committees (HRRCs) responsible for reviewing and approving all human research protocols. Reviews and manages reportable new information.
Education and Outreach: Provides education and training of the UNM HSC human research community, including HRRC members.
Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement: Conducts for-cause and random on-site reviews and assists investigators in quality improvement activities.
The Human Research Protections Office supports three UNMHSC Human Research Review Committees (HRRC).