• Olive View/UCLA Education & Research Institute, Inc.
  • 14445 Olive View Drive - Research Administration Office
  • Sylmar, CA 91342-1495
  • Telephone (818) 364-3434     Fax (818) 364-3465

Research Administration

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.

UCLA Education & Research Institute Annual Report Downloads:
Year 2014 - Year 2015 - Year 2016

Our Purpose

  • To improve the services and maintain professional standards for medical care rendered to patients of Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

  • To stimulate professional and scientific contributions by the members of the medical staff of Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

  • To increase the value of Olive View-UCLA Medical Center as a training institution for members of the attending staff, resident physicians, interns, medical students, technicians, and nurses as well as members of the medical, dental and ancillary professions at large.

  • To provide facilities and personnel for the performance of medical research and education.
  • Business Office

    ERI handles all business and financial transactions according to federal guidelines regardless of funding source. The following are some of the services available in the ERI Business Office:

  • Develop budgets for research proposals
  • Negotiate awards for ERI investigators
  • Accept awards and establish accounts to spend funds
  • Process personnel payroll and benefits
  • Process invoices for payment of expenses
  • Provide non-scientific reports
  • Collect funds from the sponsor
  • Request special approvals from the sponsor

    If you are developing a research program or have questions about the services available through the ERI, please contact the Business Office, Research Administration Office, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, (818) 364-3434.

    Tax I.D. Number – 95-2249539
    Congressional District – CA029
    DUNS Number – 14-341- 9120

    14445 Olive View Drive
    Research Administration Office
    Sylmar, CA 91342-1495
    Telephone: (818) 364-3434
    Fax: (818) 364-3465

    Institutional Review Board

    The Olive View-UCLA Education & Research Institute (ERI) operates a centralized program to review all human subject research. The ERI’s Board of Trustees have established an IRB, called the Institutional Review Board (IRB). This IRB reviews projects in a wide range of medical, social and behavioral fields.

    The purpose of the IRB is to assure that the rights and welfare of human subjects are adequately protected in research. To achieve this, the IRB advises investigators in designing research projects in a manner to minimize potential harm to human subjects, reviews all planned research involving human subjects prior to initiation of the research, approves research that meets established criteria for protection of human subjects, and monitors approved research to ascertain that human subjects are indeed protected. Review also includes an evaluation of the science of the project to further ensure that the rights and welfare of human subjects are adequately protected.

    The ERI has filed an assurance of compliance with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP). The full text of the Federalwide Assurance is available on the web site. The ERI’s FWA number is FWA#00000495. The FWA also covers research conducted by Olive View investigators at the following component health centers: Glendale Health Center, Mid-Valley Comprehensive Health Center, and San Fernando Health Center.

    IRB related documents and forms are available under IRBNet at www.irbnet.org.

    IRBNet Announcement

    Effective Septermber 1, 2015

    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
    • GENERAL POLICIES/STEPS TO SUBMIT a new application via IRBNet

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    Research Administration Office
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