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The University of California, Irvine (UCI) Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for ensuring that all human subjects research conducted by faculty, staff, and students at UCI approved sites or using UCI’s name is conducted in compliance with federal regulations, state and local law as well as UCI IRB policies, procedures, and UCI’s Federalwide Assurance with OHRP, in order to preserve the rights and safety of research subjects, the quality of scholarly work and the integrity of the institution. In an effort to promote accountability and excellence, UCI HRP has developed the Education and Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP). EQUIP monitors and measures the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of UCI’s human research protection program. The primary purpose of the EQUIP is to provide education, training and post-approval monitoring, to assure that all human research protection operations support UCI’s mandate to protect the rights and welfare of research participants. This includes compliance with institutional policies and procedures, and applicable federal, state and local laws pertaining to the protection of human subjects in research.  EQUIP's aims are aligned with the UCI Office of Research Strategic Plan, the UCI Office of Research Administration Mission Statement, the UCI Chancellor's Strategic Pillars (research, education, service), the UCOP Mission Statement, and Huron's High Performance HRPP Matrix (Organizational Components x Operational Outcomes). 

Webpage: Education and Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP)

Human Research Protections (HRP), Education and Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP)

There are 7 publications in this collection, published between 2018 and 2019.
Education and Guidance Documents (7)

IRB Navigator - Regulatory Background, Submission Standards, and Post-Approval Responsibilities

An introduction to Human Subjects Research:  Understanding the regulatory background, IRB submission standards, and researcher's post-approval responsibilities

Post-Approval Investigator Responsibilities (PAIR) Worksheet

Worksheet and guidance to help researchers with their post-approval regulatory responsibilities and tools to ensure project management success

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