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Reporting a Concern or Complaint

Human Research Protections (HRP) is concerned about the safety, rights and welfare of all individuals participating in research studies conducted by UCI personnel and/or at UCI, UCI Medical Center, or affiliated sites. All research concerns or complaints reported to the HRP are taken seriously.

The Consent form or Information Letter that you receive when you are invited to be a research participant includes the contact information of the researcher. We recommend that you contact the researcher if you have questions, concerns, or complaints about the research study, especially if you are experiencing medical problems.

If you have general research questions, concerns, or complaints about the research that we may be able to help resolve, or questions about your rights as a research subject, we encourage you to contact our office:

Office Hours:
Monday—Friday
8am—5pm

E-mail:
General Questions: IRB@research.uci.edu
IRB A Inbox (Biomedical): IRBA@research.uci.edu
IRB B Inbox (Biomedical): IRBB@research.uci.edu
IRB C Inbox (Social/Behavioral): IRBC@research.uci.edu
IRB Team D Inbox (Biomedical): IRBD@research.uci.edu

Human Research Protections U.S. Mail:
160 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697

Delivery Services (e.g., FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.)
160 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697

If you contact our office, every precaution will be taken to maintain your confidentiality. If you report a problem, we might need to reveal your name or other information about you in order to investigate the problem. A representative from our office will contact you before revealing information about you.

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