Human Research Protection Program

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.


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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).

HRPP Accreditation Seal

Important Announcements

The HRPP Toolkit for Resumption of In-Person Human Research Activities is now available.

The HRPP Toolkit for researchers planning to resume in-person research activities in Phases 1-3 is available on the Policies and Procedures page and in the IRB Portal. Additional information is available in the FAQs for COVID-19 and IRB Review.

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