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Human research protection program earns accreditation

The University of Georgia’s program for ensuring the safety and protection of human subjects who participate in research has been awarded accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs. This is the first time UGA has applied for this accreditation. Accreditation by this international organization is particularly important as UGA engages in more clinically related research.

UGA officials were notified in June after a site visit in the spring, during which the university’s program was evaluated based on 15 standards and 60 different elements.

For more information on UGA’s Human Research Protection Program, which is directed by Kimberly Fowler, visit research.uga.edu/hrpp.