Regulatory & Safety

Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

The IRB must review all research that involves human subjects performed by UCSF faculty, staff, or students or researchers at UCSF-affiliated institutions before the research can begin.

CITI Human Subjects Protection Training 

UCSF Key Study Personnel on IRB applications must complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects Protection Training online course. IRB approval of any individual application is contingent upon the fulfillment of this requirement. The course is valid for 3 years and will require a refresher training, as described in the link above.

Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) 

EH&S oversees programs and trainings related to research safety, such as Biosafety, Chemical Safety & Industrial Hygeine, Controlled Substances, and Raditation Safety. Required trainings for each topic are listed on their website.

Institutional Animal Care Use Committee (IACUC) 

The IACUC oversees all UCSF research and instruction that involves vertebrate animals, in order to ensure that the highest ethical and animal welfare standards are met through all applicable federal, state, and University laws and regulations.

Privacy Office 

The UCSF Privacy Office advises on privacy issues relating to UCSF patients, workforce and other confidential business information.