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 (expiration: 9/13/2026)
“The IRB shall be sufficiently qualified through the experience and expertise of its members (professional competence), and the diversity of its members, including race, gender, and cultural backgrounds and sensitivity to such issues as community attitudes, to promote respect for its advice and counsel in safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects.” 45 CFR 46.107
Click the boxes below for resources related to each step of the human research process.
Need help using the IRB portal or preparing a submission for IRB review?
Contact the Protocol Assistance and Compliance Team (PACT) at email@example.com – Subject Line: Protocol Assistance and Compliance Team (PACT) or click on the following link to schedule an appointment: Support Appointment Form.
As a demonstration of 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).
Trying to contact the IRB or HRPP office?
If you are a participant with questions or concerns about your rights, or a researcher reporting an adverse event or problem with an active project, call 706-542-3199 or email IRB@uga.edu.
If you are a researcher with an active (approved) research project who has questions (e.g., how to modify/amend, how to close), review guidance under “Post Approval & Reporting” or add a Public Comment on the project workspace in the portal. Add Public Comment sends an email to the IRB staff to alert us that you need help.
If you are an external institution seeking to negotiate a cooperative research agreement, send an email to IRB@uga.edu with subject line “Attention Reliance Manager”.