Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Research Policy & Compliance Operations

Staff of Research Policy and Compliance (RPC) are working remotely during the shelter-in-place order. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8-5 pm. Emails and calls will be returned as promptly as possible.

Research Policy and Compliance provides leadership, regulatory expertise, professional guidance, and administrative support to the campus in order to promote the ethical conduct of research and to facilitate compliance with federal, state, University of California, and UCLA regulations, and policies. RPC supports the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities in his roles as the Institutional Official for oversight of the Animal Care and Use Program at UCLA, and Research Integrity Officer.

RPC serves as the administrative home for the UCLA Export Control compliance program. RPC staff also work collaboratively with Legal Affairs, Academic Affairs, and ORA on special reviews related to questions of foreign engagement.

RPC convenes and provides leadership for a number of faculty-led review committees, including the:

  • Animal Research Committee (ARC)
  • Conflict of Interest Review Committee (CIRC)
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • Radiation Safety Committees (RSC)

RPC also supports other specialized committees, including the:

  • Cannabis Advisory Board (CAB)
  • Chemical & Physical Safety Committee (CPSC)
  • Dual Use Review Entity (DURE)
  • High Containment Use Committee (HCUC)
  • High Containment Laboratory Oversight Group (HCLOG)
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Safety Oversight Committee (OSOC).

RPC is led by Associate Vice Chancellor-Research Ann Pollack and is a part of the Office of Research and Creative Activities.

Announcements

Posted On November 5, 2020
Export Control Regulations
To:  Administrators, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Executive Officers and Faculty Dear Colleagues: I am writing to follow up on an email about the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR) sent to campus deans ...
Posted On September 14, 2020
UCOP Compliance Alert (Sept. 2020): Federal Laws May Regulate Research/Telework From Certain Countries
For the most recent version of this memo, see Compliance Alert. Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services COMPLIANCE ALERT FEDERAL LAWS MAY REGULATE RESEARCH/TELEWORK FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 Current Requirements Under federal export control law, ...
Posted On September 14, 2020
UCOP Compliance Alert (Sept. 2020): Federal Laws May Regulate Whether You Can Provide Online Classes to Students Located Outside the United States
For the most recent version of this memo, see Compliance Alert. Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services COMPLIANCE ALERT FEDERAL LAWS MAY REGULATE WHETHER YOU CAN PROVIDE ONLINE CLASSES TO STUDENTS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE ...

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