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The Office of the Human Research Protection Program (OHRPP) is the administrative arm of the UCLA Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). The OHRPP in partnership with the research community is responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of participants in Human Research Projects conducted under the aegis of UCLA. The OHRPP, which is a Division within the Office of Research Administration, provides the campus and the five UCLA Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) with professional guidance and administrative support.

COVID-19 Information/Updates

UCLA began Phase 2 of the ramp-up plan on June 8, 2020

Conducting Research During the COVID-19 Public Health Outbreak: All researchers are asked to review the information provided on the UCLA Research Ramp Up website to determine whether and how current Policy may affect their IRB approved or exempt research. Information includes:

  1. an overview of the ramp-up process,
  2. health and safety guidelines, and
  3. appendices describing requirements for different types of research.

Researchers who were required to pause in person research activities in response to March 2020 research ramp down requirements must comply with the requirements outlined in the May 26, 2020 Research Ramp-Up Plan before recommencing in person research activities.

COVID-19 and Human Subjects Research FAQ
Research Ramp-Up FAQ (Posted May 29, 2020)
OHRPP COVID-19 Information/Updates

    Human Research News and Other Announcements

    Posted On 7/27/2020

    New, and Updated Guidance Documents, and OHRPP's Upcoming "Learn at Lunch" on Thursday, July 30

    Updated Guidance ... Read More

    Posted On 7/6/2020

    OHRPP’s Upcoming “Learn at Lunch”, and Updated Guidance

    In addition to our regular monthly Learn at Lunch (see below), we’re offering ... Read More

    Posted On 5/20/2020

    OHRPP Updates: New, and Updated Guidance Documents and Office Hours

    This guidance has been updated to ... Read More

    Posted On 5/7/2020

    OHRPP’s “Office Hours”

    Starting Tuesday 5/12/2020 OHRPP will host a weekly, 30 minute Q/A session via zoom ... Read More

    Posted On 2/26/2020

    Updated Post Approval Guidance

    Post Approval Report guidance updates ... Read More

    Posted On 1/9/2020

    “Learn at Lunch” Series

    This monthly presentation will cover topics related to human subjects research at UCLA ... Read More

    Posted On 11/19/2019

    New Annual PI Assurances, Updated Consent Templates and Relaunch of Monthly Education Series

    Starting in October 2019 webIRB has issued system reminders for Principal Investigators (“PI”) and Faculty Sponsors (“FS”) to complete Annual Assurances ... Read More

    Posted On 2/12/2019

    UCLA – 2018 Revised Common Rule Implementation

    On January 21, 2019 the Federal Government implemented revised regulations that oversee research involving human participants (aka – The Revised Common Rule) ... Read More

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