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The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) protects the rights and welfare of human research participants at Essentia Health.
The HRPP is a collaboration of offices and departments throughout Essentia.
As part of the HRPP, the Essentia Health IRB reviews all proposed research to protect the rights and welfare of participants. The IRB is independent and does not report to any department or individuals that rely on the IRB review of their research.
Learn more about the Essentia Health IRB.
Essentia Health interacts with several external IRBs. The Essentia Health IRB plays an active role in monitoring external IRB-approved protocols at Essentia Health, addressing concerns from the perspective of the Essentia Health patient/participant population.
Complete training requirements for Essentia Health researchers if you conduct, support, review, or oversee human subjects research.
For more information about the human research protection program (HRPP) or human subjects protection training, contact Deneice Kramer, compliance manager, HRPP. Call 218-576-0489 or send an email.