Online application processes and forms are used at the Clinical and Translational Research Centers (CTRCs) at UCLA-Westwood, Cedars-Sinai, Charles R. Drew University and Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA to submit, review, and approve clinical research services. See below for the application links at each site and their related resourcesCTRC partner site services are available to all CTSI researchers. 

Note: Before your study begins, you must have IRB approval; each site provides IRB submission links and resources below.

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How to apply at each CTRC location

UCLA Cedars-Sinai Charles Drew University Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA
Application Links

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A CAFÉ application needs to be completed if any portion of your clinical trial will be performed either in the CTRC or by CTRC staff. The submitter will need to use VPN and have completed some OnCore training. See application process and FAQs.

To apply for utilization of CTRC services at Cedars-Sinai, use CS-IRB application, Description of Services, q. 7/8 check ‘yes’ and click on the link which will redirect to REDCap CTRC application.

Under development. Please contact CDU research facilitators for support.

CTSI applications MUST be submitted via iMEDRIS. The CTSI Application is integrated with the IRB Application. Submit an Application together with your Human Subjects application by responding "YES" to the question “Are you going to be using the services of CTSI?”
IRB Submission

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Cooperative Research &

IRB Reliance

See above. The CTSI Application is integrated with the IRB Application.
IRB Support

See webIRB processes and training information. For general questions, contact OHRPP at 310-825-5344, or General Campus IRB at 310-825-7122, or email

Office of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement:
or see more IRB information.

Go to your IRBNet account to download the most recent IRB forms by clicking on “Forms and Templates”. For support, contact: Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (Compliance office) and Financial Conflict of Interest in Research. IRB contact is Liz Burrola, See more resources: Workflow and Study Support.

Additional Support UCLA CTRC Services
CDU Research Facilitators
Lydia Rosenbaum
Raquel Gutierrez

Our mission

UCLA is committed to supporting researchers at UCLA and UCLA affiliate institutions with the following goals: 

  • To promote excellence in quality of clinical trial management through support and education.
  • To facilitate effective and timely clinical trial initiation by improving institutional processes and development of clinical trial, regulatory, budget and finance tools and information.
  • To increase awareness of clinical trials in the community through education and community participant recruitment outreach activities.
  • To interface with institutional/industry partners to support enhanced clinical research practice.