Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

The University of Florida (UF) is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of participants involved in human research.  This institutional mission is led by UF’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) which provides oversight, administrative support and educational training to ensure that UF complies with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations / requirements.

UF’s HRPP is not a specific office, rather it consists of multiple components and is lead by the Office of Research.  The primary components of the HRPP are:

  • Institutional Leadership
  • Institutional Review Boards
  • Division of Research Compliance
  • Division of Sponsored Programs
  • Investigators & Research Staff
  • Various Other Institutional Committees, Units and Offices

 

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UF is committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step. Individuals conducting, supporting or reviewing human research studies should familiarize themselves with all applicable policies.  In order to protect participants and stay compliant, all individuals involved in human research should regularly review policies, procedures and guidelines since they are constantly evolving.

For Investigators and Research Staff


This section provides important links to Investigators and Research Staff in order to assist with maintaining compliance with polices, procedures and regulations.

For Research Participants


This section is designed to assist former, current, or prospective human research participants in obtaining information or offering input regarding research and clinical trials. It provides important contact information for questions and concerns about participation in research as well as a printable brochure.

Community and Research Participant Feedback Form


Community and Research Participant Feedback

  • The University of Florida values and appreciates our community, including anyone who volunteers to participate in research. To that end we welcome any suggestions or information from our community and research participants that could further contribute to research initiatives or improve our Human Research Protection Program.
  • You may choose to submit your comments above anonymously. However, if you are willing to provide your name and contact information this will allow us to contact you if we have any questions or follow up for you.