2. What is the Human Research Protection Program?
The MMC Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is a comprehensive system to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of participants in Human Research. It is comprised of the MMC leadership, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Supporting Education and Quality in Research (SEQuR), investigators, their study staff, and relevant clinical departments and units. The "Human Research Protection Program Plan" describes the roles and responsibilities of each of the above-name parties in the overall plan and when to seek guidance to protect participants in Human Research.