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Institutional Review Board Administration

Mission Statement

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration is committed to following the federal regulations to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research conducted under the auspices of the University of California, Davis (UCD).


There are four campus wide committees (IRBs) that safeguard the rights and welfare of all human research subjects and have the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities that fall within their jurisdiction. These Committees fall under our Federalwide Assurance (FWA) with the Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Human Research Protections (DHHS/OHRP). UCD assures the government and the public that it will comply with federal regulations for the protection of human research subjects. The function of the IRBs is to ensure adherence to all federal, state, local, and institutional regulations concerning the protection of human subjects in research. The UCD IRB review is required for both funded and non-funded human subjects research.

UCD has adopted a Human Research Protection Program Plan that outlines our responsibility to the UCD research community.


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Biomedical/Social and Behavioral Committee Review Times (PDF)

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