The Olive View-UCLA Education and Research Institute (ERI) was incorporated in 1963 to support the medical staff at the Los Angeles County Olive View hospital which had been a tuberculosis sanatorium. When the facility was converted to an acute hospital, the ERI expanded to support the growing research and education programs. In 1994, it reincorporated as the Olive View-UCLA Education and Research Institute to reflect the medical center's name change and its closer ties with UCLA. The Olive View-UCLA Education and Research Institute is a non-profit corporation that administers and manages all research conducted at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. It is contractually related to and responsible for coordinating research activities with the County of Los Angeles/Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, the Medical Center’s Professional Staff Association (PSA) And the University of California, Los Angeles. Because of the nature and diversity of patient illness and the high volume of medical problems seen at the medical center, Olive View-UCLA has become a successful site for clinical research. Research Administration The ERI solicits and accepts contracts and grants for research and service from a variety of governmental, private and for-profit agencies. The ERI provides technical and scientific expertise and manages the award in conformance with terms and conditions of the agencies. Under the ERI agreement with Los Angeles, County, it also assures the County of proper use of its facilities and compliance with Federal, State and local government requirements. The day-to- day financial management of the award rests with the Principal Investigator. However, the PI is assisted in that responsibility by the ERI Business Office. The ERI provides to investigators the fiscal and review services required by sponsors including governmental sponsors which tend to have the most stringent regulations.
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The ERI began using IRBNet for the management, submission, review and oversight of our research protocols. Features of IRBNet include electronic document management, web-based protocol sharing and collaboration, automatic notifications, electronic submissions and reviews, integrated training and credential management, and important audit capabilities including electronic revision histories, electronic signatures and event tracking.
IRBNet is secure, web-based, and extremely intuitive and easy to use. You may access IRBNet from virtually any computer using a web browser by visiting www.irbnet.org. You may now self-register as part of the ERI’s community and immediately begin using these exciting new tools. Please also contact our office for a copy of one of the IRBNet Training Energizers and information about other training and assistance to help you get started.
The ERI will begin accepting electronic protocol submissions via IRBNet for beginning September 1, 2015. As of this date, all protocols (including revisions and renewals) must be submitted electronically via IRBNet, and all review decision letters will be issued electronically via IRBNet.
For additional information please contact ERI at (818) 364-3434 or OV-IRB@ovuclaeri.com with any questions.
All studies being submitted to the IRB must be submitted electronically through IRBNet. All forms and templates are located in the IRBNet system. IRBNet is one of the industry’s leading Institutional Review Board (human subject research) software programs, and provides electronic protocol management, on-line submissions and many other important features to the research community. In addition to being an intuitive system, IRBNet’s secure web-based solution is accessible anytime, anywhere.
Attached are some useful tools to help you get started with using the online system:
• How to REGISTER as a new user
• How to SUBMIT a new IRB application via IRBNet
• How to SIGN IRBNet submissions for Department Chairs and other Signatory Officials
• How to submit AMENDMENTS, CONTINUING REVIEWS or any additional information to the IRB
• How to submit SUBSEQUENT PACKAGES in IRB Net
• How to submit CITI TRAINING CERTIFICATES in IRBNet
• GENERAL POLICIES/STEPS TO SUBMIT a new application via IRBNet
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