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IRB - Human Research Protections

Institutional Review Board (IRB) / Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

Mission and Purpose:

The mission of the University of South Florida's (USF) Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is to protect the rights, safety, and welfare of human subjects who participate in the research programs of the USF System and its affiliated institutions.

The University of South Florida (USF) Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) supports the university's dedication to excellence in research by promoting the ethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. The HRPP is authorized by USF System Policy #0-305 PDF to protect human subjects who participate in research. The HRPP has a Federalwide Assurance (FWA00001669) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) and is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which commits the university to comply with the requirements set forth in the federal regulations for the protection of human subjects. The HRPP promotes the highest quality research and is accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP).


The USF HRPP pertains to all human subjects research conducted using any property or facility of USF or a USF Affiliate and under the direction of any employee, student, or agent of the USF or a USF Affiliate in connection with his/her USF assignment or IRB Authorization Agreement or an Individual Investigator Agreement.

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