Human Research Protection Program

The ԹϺ is committed to protecting the rights, welfare and privacy of individuals who participate in research activities conducted by the university. The fully accredited Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is 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)

Click the boxes below for resources related to each step of the human research process.


Plan &

Develop &

Review &

Post Approval
& Reporting

New Researcher Tool – IRB Dashboard

The HRPP and Office of Research Integrity have developed a new dashboard to help researchers estimate IRB review timelines. The Dashboard is available for all UGA affiliated people using their UGA MyID and password. Logging in for the first time? Be sure to refresh your browser after logging in. Mobile users must install the free PowerBI app to access the Dashboard. Click to access the Dashboard.

HRPP Accreditation Seal

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

If you need help using the IRB portal or preparing a submission for IRB review, Contact the Protocol Assistance and Compliance Team (PACT) at – Subject Line: Protocol Assistance and Compliance Team (PACT) or click on the following link to schedule an appointment: .