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 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).