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.

Contacting the IRB

UCI Office of Research HRP staff are working 100% remotely. Our business hours are Monday -Friday 8AM-5PM. All staff are responding to emails and calls as usual.

The main phone number — (949) 824-8170 — will send you straight to voicemail. Please be assured that although we are not answering this phone line, all messages are being listened to in real time and forwarded to the appropriate colleague for follow up.

You may also email us at IRB@uci.edu

Tools and Resources

 *Available on campus or Cisco VPN; UCINetID required 

HRP NEWS

IRB Protocol Transcription is Complete!

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China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

View this email in your browser China’s Personal InformationProtection Law (PIPL) China has a new Personal Information Protection Law: the PIPL.  The PIPL applies to the ...
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KRP: Department Chair (DC) or Organized Lead Unit Director (OLUD) Sign Off

Institutional Review Board Human Research Protections (HRP) – Feb 28, 2022 –   Kuali Research Protocols (KRP): Department Chair (DC) or Organized Lead Unit Director (OLUD) ...
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Kuali Research Protocols (KRP): Administrative Determination vs a Protocol for IRB Review

There are 3 types of applications in KRP.   Keep this reference on hand when navigating human subject research at UCI. Non-Human Subjects Research (NHSR) Self-Determination Exempt ...
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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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Our Commitment to Quality

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    EQUIP

    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.