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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Accreditation

In order to demonstrate our commitment to the highest ethical standards in the protection of human research participants, the University of Georgia has applied for 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

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.

New regulations (Final Rule) for protection of human research participants may be effective January 21, 2019.  The changes to the Final Rule will necessitate changes to the IRB submission portal, templates, and policies.  Learn more on the Human Subjects Office page.

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 (irb@uga.edu or 706-542-3199) for more information.