This MOU is a reciprocal agreement for research that falls within the scope of the UCLA-RAND Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Health Services Research. As the July 2006 announcement from the UCLA Vice Chancellor for Research and the RAND Corporation explains, the agreement stipulates that one institution - either UCLA or RAND, depending on the scope of the research - will serve as the sole reviewing institution for health services and related research that previously would have required review at both institutions.
The "UCLA/RAND Memorandum of Understanding and Affiliated IRB Procedures: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS" provides guidance to UCLA and RAND researchers who wish to use the IRB deferral mechanism to seek IRB review from solely the UCLA or RAND IRB.
See the "Request to Defer Review of Human Subjects Research" Form.
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