Human Research Protection Program
February 11, 2019
To: Investigators and Staff
Discontinuation of Protocol Builder Pro
Two years ago, UCSF offered an additional resource for investigator for protocol development, the Protocol Builder Pro online system. Investigators have long had their own templates or used the NIH template. Very few protocols created with Protocol Builder Pro have been submitted to the IRB. For these reasons, UCSF will no longer provide Protocol Builder Pro (PBP) as a resource for the development of new protocols as of April 1, 2019.
If you have created materials within PBP that you would like to save for your records, we encourage you to download and save them prior to April 1. Please visit the help section of PBP for any technical questions.
If you have created an account on PBP, please note that the IRB will not retain copies of any protocols you may have created or started on PBP. As always, you can access protocol templates through the HUB.