Office of Research Policies, Procedures and Regulations - Office of Research

Policies, Procedures and Regulations


Human Research Protection Program Plan

This Institution is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of subjects in Human Research. The purpose of the Human Research Protection Program Plan is to describe this Institution’s plan to comply with ethical and legal requirements for the conduct and oversight of Human Research.


AAHRPP Accreditation

UC Davis has full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). AAHRPP, an independent, non-profit accrediting body, uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure that Human Research Protection Programs (HRPPs) meet rigorous standards for quality and protection.


Standard Operating Procedures

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Health and Human Services (HHS) has compiled a summary of the relevant regulatory requirements and guidance issued routinely over the past several years. For each required element, the written UC Davis IRB procedures (SOPs) should provide sufficient step-by-step operational details so that an independent observer can understand how an IRB operates and conducts its major functions.


Federal, State, and Institutional Requirements

Resources to access Federal, State and Institutional requirements for protection of human subjects in research. (UC Davis Compliance Statement)


UCD IRB Forms, Worksheets, and Checklists

The UC Davis IRB has developed worksheets and checklists that reference federal, state, and institutional regulations and laws for use by the UC Davis IRB Administration staff, analyst, and committee reviewers as part of the IRB review process. These documents are made available to the UCD research community for reference only. Do not submit these to the IRB as part of your application.



New IRB Website Coming Soon!

The IRB Administration website pages will soon be moved to a dedicated website. Once live, all existing webpage links will be redirected to this new IRB website. This change is expected to make content easier to find, but we encourage you to send us your feedback.