The University of Georgia is committed to protecting the rights, welfare and privacy of individuals who participate in research activities conducted by the university or under its auspices. In order to fulfill this commitment, the University has established the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) as a university-wide program under the Office of Research. UGA conducts human subject research under a registered Federal-Wide Assurance with the Office of Human Research Protections, #00003901.
As a demonstration our commitment to the highest ethical standards in the protection of human research participants, the University of Georgia received accreditation of its Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) through the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP).
New regulations (Final Rule) for protection of human research participants became effective Jan. 21, 2019. The changes to the Final Rule prompted changes to the IRB submission portal, templates, and policies. Learn more
Doing research in the European Union? Check out the new regulation and institutional policy on the EITS website. Call or email the Human Subjects Office for more information.
Investigators who will be seeking NIH support of clinical trial should review the new and pending NIH policies including: the NIH Definition of a Clinical Trial, the Requirements for Registering & Reporting NIH-funded Clinical Trials in ClinicalTrials.gov requirements for Good Clinical Practice Training, and the Single IRB Policy for Multi-site Research. Please contact the Human Subjects Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-3199) for more information.
Know your expiration dates! The IRB Portal is programmed to send reminder notifications but these are a courtesy and not a replacement for investigator project management tools. See more information about continuing review, expiration dates, and investigator responsibility on the Post-Approval and Reporting tab and the Investigator Manual on the Policies and Procedures web-page.