The Office of the Human Research Protection Program (OHRPP) is a part of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and supports the $1 Billion annual research program at UCLA by providing leadership, professional guidance and administrative services to faculty, department administrators, and students. The OHRPP is the central administrative office supporting the UCLA Human Research Program (HRPP) in ensuring the ethical treatment of all human subjects participating in research conducted at UCLA. The OHRPP also helps ensure compliance with federal regulations, state laws, and University policies as well as national standards for research involving human participants. The OHRPP supports five UCLA Institutional Review Boards (3 for biomedical research and 2 for social-behavioral research) and relationships with a range of external IRBs in overseeing over 6,000 active protocols at any given time.
Reporting to an Assistant Director, the IRB Administrator manages one of the five IRBs responsible for reviewing and approving research involving the participation of human subjects in medical or social and behavioral research. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1) manage all IRB business, including application of regulations, policies and procedures in order to ensure institutional and investigator compliance as well as the protection of human subjects at UCLA; 2) analyze the highest-risk or most complex new studies for compliance and quickly compose a high volume of in-depth analytical correspondence based on the committee's reviews; 3) supervise and develop an administrative team to serve as a resource to campus administration, investigators, research staff as well as research subjects and 4) provide regulatory, ethical and administrative guidance by developing and delivering in-person training for University officials, IRB members and the UCLA research community.
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