Implementing Protocol Changes to Comply with Temporary Hold on Category 3 On-site Clinical Research

January 05, 2022
The temporary hold on Category 3 on-site clinical research at UCSF will require some research teams to deviate from their IRB-approved protocols (e.g., postpone study visits, conduct procedures remotely, etc.). In such cases, the Human Research Protection Program offers the following guidance:

IRB Winter Schedule 2021

December 17, 2021
Per the official UCOP holiday and winter calendar, the IRB office will observe the following closure dates:

New IRB Form for Key Study Personnel Changes

December 13, 2021
This was originally published on September 5, 2017 Need to revise the Key Study Personnel sections of your IRB application? The IRB has created a new “Personnel Changes” submission form and it is now available in iRIS. When do I use the Personnel Changes form? Use this form when the ONLY changes...

UCSF IRB Facilitates Transfer of UC-wide Dataset to NIH’s National COVID Cohort Collaborative’s Centralized Data Resource

December 06, 2021
As COVID cases increase and variants spread, researchers need access to a wide variety of data to better understand the disease. To make this possible, the National Institutes of Health awarded the University of California a $500,000 grant to gather the data and make it easily accessible.

Introducing the New HRPP Website

November 23, 2021
The HRPP website has a new look! The new site is designed to adhere to UCSF branding identity standards, meet the highest standards for web accessibility, and look great on all types of devices and browsers. What has changed

IRB Limited Meeting Schedule: Impact on Studies Expiring in November, December, January

October 15, 2021
To: Investigators and Study Teams ​​​​​​​ Please note that there will be slightly fewer IRB meetings in November, December, and January because of the holiday schedule. We will conduct 23 meetings throughout November-January, in contrast to the 27 meetings we normally conduct over a 3-month period.

September 2021 updates

September 17, 2021
Updates from the Human Research Protection Program The following notice provides updates regarding a new resource for writing exemplary IRB applications, consenting non-English speakers, electronic research signatures, and CITI training courses. New Resource: iRIS Application Samples

Updated IRB Review Fees Effective July 1st

July 08, 2021
What is Happening? IRB review fees are being increased on July 1st, 2021. This applies to studies that are industry-sponsored and studies from UCSF-affiliated entities. Why Must Fees Be Increased at This Time?

iRIS Maintenance Window - Tonight, Tuesday 5/25 8:30pm-11pm

June 07, 2021
The iRIS system will receive database updates tonight between 8:30pm and 11pm. The system will be available during this time, but users should avoid working in the system during this time to avoid losing work.

ACTION NEEDED: Affiliates with Access Requested Through the IRB

June 07, 2021
In August 2019, the UCSF IRB started transferring responsibility for request and maintenance of affiliate access to UCSF networks and applications back to the PI’s department. This change was made to enhance campus network security, ensure that people for whom affiliate access is being requested...