Research Resources

Key elements of Oakland’s local research governance include the Research Leadership Committee and IRB Committee.

Research Leadership Committee

The BCH Oakland Research Leadership Committee is a partnership of the UCSF Office of Research, School of Medicine, and BCH Oakland working towards the integration of the hospital and university’s research infrastructure to support the BCH Oakland-based research community. The committee meets monthly. If you would like to add to the agenda, please contact our office.

Training in Clinical Research

Overview of courses on the UCSF Training in Clinical Research website.

Clinical Research Resource HUB

Tools, templates, guidance, and go-to. Clinical Research Resource HUB.

Clinical Data Requests

For clinical data requests - for research, education, or clinical quality improvement, kindly start the process with UCSF Data Resources.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee

The IRB is a committee established by the institution, following federal regulations, to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects who have volunteered to participate in research studies.

The fundamental responsibility of the IRB is to ensure that all ethical and regulatory issues have been addressed in the protection of human subjects. Research protocols are reviewed to consider ethical issues, such as subject coercion by excessive monetary inducements, investigators’ financial conflict of interest, potential benefits versus risks, and assurance that appropriate consent procedures are used.

UCSF IRB – BCH Oakland-based Pediatric Committee: Historically Oakland’s Research was organized through the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) IRB. As of May 1, 2020, all new applications will go through the newly formed committee.


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