Welcome to the University of Florida’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)! UF is committed to protecting the rights, welfare, and privacy of individuals who participate in research activities conducted by the university and/or under its auspices. In order to fulfill this commitment, the University has established the Human Research Protection Program, as a university-wide program under the leadership of Dr. David Norton, Institutional Official and Vice President for UF Research. Our various policies, guidances, and guidelines ensure that we act responsibly, ethically, and in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
As a demonstration of holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards in the protection of human research participants, on March 21, 2018, UF received full accreditation of its Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) through the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). The university joins over 250 institutions worldwide demonstrating that we have extensive safeguards in every level of our research operation, adhere to high standards for research, and can be trusted to not only protect research participants but also produce accurate, reliable results.
As the “gold seal,” AAHRPP accreditation offers assurance to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public that an HRPP is focused first and foremost on excellence.
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:
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.
This section provides important links to Investigators and Research Staff in order to assist with maintaining compliance with policies, procedures and regulations.
New to the UF research community? Check out the Research Portal, a one-stop shop to key resources and services at UF!
Have questions about research trainings? Check out the UF Research’s Research Training page, for more helpful tips.
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.
Additional information is available at: http://irb.ufl.edu/participantinfo.html.
For General HRPP Questions
HRPP Administrator: email@example.com
Phone: (352) 294-2744
Office of Research
460 Grinter Hall
PO BOX 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500
In addition to undergoing an extensive application process, UF’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) accreditation largely depends on the interviews conducted during the AAHRPP site visit. If you are engaged in human subjects research at UF or affiliated institutions, you could be selected to be interviewed during the visit. Below, we have provided a Q&A guide to help you prepare. If you are selected, we will let you know a few weeks prior to the visit and make sure you are prepared for the interview.
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|March 24, 2020||Update: New UF Guidance on Conducting Approved Human Subject Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic|
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|May 20, 2019||Announcement: UF Research Announces IRB03/IRB01 Merger|
For more questions or more information, please contact the HRPP Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.