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 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).

HRPP Accreditation Seal

Important Announcements

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

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 a researcher with questions about how to prepare a submission for IRB review or how to design study materials (e.g., consent forms), send an email to with subject line “Attention Compliance Team” or click on the following link to schedule an appointment: Support Appointment Form

If you are an external institution seeking to negotiate a cooperative research agreement, send an email to with subject line “Attention Reliance Manager”.