If you intend to conduct research on human subjects and/or collect personal information regarding human subjects, you must obtain the approval of a registered institutional review board (IRB). An appropriate IRB can also determine if your research is exempt from the requirement of IRB approval.
UC Hastings has contracted with the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) to provide IRB services to UC Hastings researchers for a fee on an as-needed basis. Alternatively, UC Hastings researchers may be able to use UCSF’s IRB where they are involved in a UCSF research study as PI, co-PI or consultant and other criteria are met.
This Guide to Human Subjects Protection was developed to provide information to UC Hastings researchers (PIs, co-PIs, or Consultants) submitting a research protocol through Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) or working with UCSF’s institutional review board. For additional information or questions about the IRB process at UCSF or WIRB, please contact:
Jennifer Templeton Dunn