The Office of the Human Research Protection Program (OHRPP) is a part of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and supports the $1 Billion annual research program at UCLA by providing leadership, professional guidance and administrative services to faculty, department administrators, and students. The OHRPP is the central administrative office supporting the UCLA Human Research Program (HRPP) in ensuring the ethical treatment of all human subjects participating in research conducted at UCLA. The OHRPP also helps ensure compliance with federal regulations, state laws, and University policies as well as national standards for research involving human participants. The OHRPP supports five UCLA Institutional Review Boards (3 for biomedical research and 2 for social-behavioral research) and relationships with a range of external IRBs in overseeing over 6,000 active protocols at any given time.
Reporting to an Assistant Director, the IRB Administrator manages one of the five IRBs responsible for reviewing and approving research involving the participation of human subjects in medical or social and behavioral research. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1) manage all IRB business, including application of regulations, policies and procedures in order to ensure institutional and investigator compliance as well as the protection of human subjects at UCLA; 2) analyze the highest-risk or most complex new studies for compliance and quickly compose a high volume of in-depth analytical correspondence based on the committee's reviews; 3) supervise and develop an administrative team to serve as a resource to campus administration, investigators, research staff as well as research subjects and 4) provide regulatory, ethical and administrative guidance by developing and delivering in-person training for University officials, IRB members and the UCLA research community.
THE IMPACT OF UCLA'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS REACHES AROUND THE WORLD.
In fact, our research is behind a portfolio of almost 3,000 inventions, and more than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed at UCLA.
Examples of UCLA innovations: Engineering Professor Rajit Gadh developed technology that is revolutionizing the consumption of energy. Astronomy Professor Andrea Ghez made discoveries that are reshaping our understanding of how galaxies form. Computer Science Professor Leonard Kleinrock led the UCLA team that laid the foundation for today's Internet. Engineering Professor Yoram Cohen is bringing fresh water to a California plagued by drought.
UCLA faculty members don't just teach students about groundbreaking inventions and discoveries; students take part in the research, side-by-side with their professors.
In fact, among our faculty, alumni and researchers are 13 Nobel Prize winners, a Fields medalist and two Turing Award winners. And UCLA alumni have collected 38 Academy Awards; winners include Francis Ford Coppola, Randy Newman and Tim Robbins.
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