Institutional Review Board


The UCSC Institutional Review Board (IRB) protects the rights and welfare of human subjects in research conducted by UCSC faculty or staff. The IRB has responsibility for review of research involving human subjects conducted at or sponsored by the University of California at Santa Cruz.

The Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA) assists researchers in navigating federal, state and University policies regarding human subjects research and provides administrative support to the IRB.

Assurance Number: The IRB operates under Federalwide Assurance number FWA00002797.

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