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.


Posted On January 4, 2022
Electronically Signed Form 700-U
Dear Colleagues: On November 18, 2021, the State of California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPCC) regulations were modified to permit agencies like the University of California to accept Statement of Economic ...
Posted On June 18, 2021
Animal Work in BSRB BSL3 Facility to Halt Immediately
Due to limited resources and effective immediately, the UCLA high containment program can no longer support ABSL3 work in the BSL3 laboratory. Projects previously approved by the HCUC, ARC, and ...
Posted On February 8, 2021
Animal Work in BSL3 Facility
The UCLA High Containment Use Committee (HCUC) acknowledges that the lack of Animal Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) facilities on campus has hampered research efforts related to COVID-19 and has therefore ...

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