About Human Research Protections (HRP)

HRP manages UCI's human research protections program by providing administrative support to its Institutional Review Boards (IRB), which are responsible for protecting the safety and welfare of human subjects.  Federal regulations, state laws, and UC/UCI policy require IRB review and approval before researchers may conduct research involving human subjects.

HRP staff work directly with investigators and their administrative staff to assist them with understanding IRB requirements and the process for submitting research protocols to the IRB.  HRP also runs an Education and Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) to educate and train researchers and conduct quality improvement reviews.

Are You a Participant Looking for Information?

Please check out our page specifically for participants in human subjects research.

HRP Quick Reference Guide

Downloadable guide to help navigate HRP/IRB processes at UCI

IRB Member Rosters

Find out who serves on IRB Committees

General Info for Study Sponsors

Answers to common requests from study sponsors (e.g. FWA and IRB reg. numbers).

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Kuali Research Protocols (KRP)

UCI's IRB, sIRB and hSCRO submission and management system.

IRB Committee Meetings and Deadlines

Tools and Resources

 *Available on campus or Cisco VPN; UCINetID required 

Questions about human subjects research?

Contact us at IRB@research.uci.edu


Kuali Research Protocols (KRP): Department Chair Sign Off

Kuali Research Protocols (KRP):  Department Chair Sign Off Coming March 1, 2022, Department Chair (or their designee) sign off will be required before final IRB approval ...
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UPDATED! Winter QRAM Agenda and Zoom Info

Dear Colleagues, We have an updated (still light) agenda for Wednesday’s QRAM below. Looking forward to “seeing” you all! Welcome and Housekeeping IACUC News Property / ...
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REMINDER: Winter QRAM Agenda and Zoom Info

Dear Colleagues, We are looking forward to seeing you all next Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10:00AM for our Winter QRAM. Below is the (light!) agenda ...
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New Office of Research website and impact on ERA systems

***Apologies on duplicate messages; this was sent to multiple listservs.*** Dear Colleagues, The Office of Research has undergone a “soft-launch” of its new website: research.uci.edu. We ...
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Kuali Research Protocols (KRP): Exempt Research Changes & Transcribing

This is a reminder for researchers that not all changes to UCI IRB-confirmed exempt research requires a protocol amendment.  When an amendment is required, the protocol ...
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Our Commitment to Quality

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    The Education and Quality Improvement Program promotes compliance, champions quality and efficiency in the UCI human research community through education, training, and post-approval monitoring services.