BCH Oakland FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

How will ‘duplicate’ protocols taking place at the Oakland and SF campuses be entered, now that BCH Oakland studies will be in iRIS as well?

In some cases there will be two active protocols (IRB #s). Generally, we would like one iRIS application if the protocol is active at both sites. Exceptions can be made. Contact the front desk for exception inquiries.

Is Review by the UCSF Cancer Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) Required?

BCH Oakland is not considered a part of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC). If the study is only being opened at BCH Oakland, then PRMC review will not be required until further notice. However, if the study will be opened at BCH Oakland and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco, then PRMC review is required. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Is Radiation Safety Review Required?

Yes, for new studies only. Radiation review will not be required for studies that already have IRB approval.

Is Biosafety Review Required?

Yes, Biosafety reviews are required for new studies only.



Last updated: September 27, 2023