Institutional Review Board

Please note that ORCA is experiencing a high workload at this time and reviews/responses may take longer than normal.

 ORCA updates to forms, consent, and webpages

The UCSC Institutional Review Board (IRB) exists to protect the rights and welfare of persons who participate in research programs 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 regardless of the source of funding.

The Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA) assists researchers in interpreting 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.