Many types of research require a permit before a project may begin. For specific permit requirements in countries other than the United States:
UCLA faculty or staff conducting research with human subjects must obtain UCLA Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, or exemption, prior to conducting human subjects research.
The UCLA Office of Human Research Protection Program (OHRPP) oversees the safety and welfare of participants in human subjects research projects in accordance with all applicable federal regulations, state law and institutional policy, and the specific program within the Office for Protection of Research Subjects, as stated in UCLA Policy 991, Protection of Human Subjects in Research.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulation 45 CFR 46.102, defines a human subject as a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains:
- Data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or
- Identifiable private information.
Forms, instructions and other information may be found on the OHRPP website.