The Office of the Human Research Protection Program (OHRPP) is part of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and supports the approximately $1B annual research program at UCLA by providing leadership, professional guidance and administrative services to faculty, department administrators, and students. The OHRPP is the central administrative office supporting the UCLA Human Research Program (HRPP) in ensuring the ethical treatment of all human subjects in research conducted by UCLA. The OHRPP also helps ensure compliance with federal regulations, state laws, and University policies as well as national standards for research involving human participants.

The ORA Online Resource Center includes statistics for the ORA, including the IRB, and posts on the ORA website IRB statistics for the research community.

Three Units within the OHRPP

Three units within the OHRPP
  • IRB Review Unit coordinates and supports the activities of the five federally mandated Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) responsible for reviewing and approving all human research protocols. Pre-reviews IRB applications and guides investigators in support more efficient processing. The unit also coordinates reliance on the reviews of IRBs external to UCLA.
  • Education and Training is responsible providing and coordinating education and training of the UCLA human research community, including IRB members.
  • Quality Improvement Unit (QIU) reviews and manages reports of unanticipated problems, protocol violations and incidents; conducts regular and for-cause on-site reviews, including investigations of allegations of noncompliance. It also monitors and measures the effectiveness and quality of the HRPP.

The Mission of the OHRPP

To provide a full circle of protection for research participants and researchers by:

  • Promoting and facilitating the protection of rights and welfare of human research participants,
  • Helping ensure compliance with federal regulations, state laws and University policies as well as national standards for research involving human research participants, and
  • Providing timely high quality education, review and monitoring for human research projects.

Page Last Updated: May 20, 2016