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CTSI Resources for Partners & Affiliates

This section includes the following for each of the partner sites:

  • How to contact a Facilitator at affiliated sites
  • Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) information including
    • budget and billing
    • application forms
    • contact information
  • IRB Approvals
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Data Management
  • Training
  • Consultations
  • Grant Development and Submissions

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.

To get started, please contact the facilitator at your institution. 

Last updated: 20 Aug 2018

CTSI Resources for Partners & Affiliates: Cedars-Sinai

Contact a Facilitator 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
(310) 423-8969
Debby Peterson

CTRC Contact

Cedars-Sinai CTRC 
8723 Alden Drive, Room 280 
Los Angeles, CA 90048 
(310) 423-8969 

Clinical and Translational Research Budgeting and Billing

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Research Centers (CTRCs) assist investigators with:

  • set-up of your CTRC study budget
  • obtain CTRC cost information
  • ensure proper billing of all patient care activities

If your research will be completed at a Clinical and Translational Research Center, please see the CTRC application process below.

What is the Clinical and Translational Research Center application?

The UCLA CTRC online application processes and forms are used at UCLA-Westwood, Cedars-Sinai, Charles R. Drew University and LA BioMed/Harbor-UCLA to submit, review, and approve clinical research services. All CTRC partner site services are available to all CTSI researchers. See below for the available processes and forms at each site:

Cedars-Sinai CTRC

IRB Approvals

Before your study begins, you must have IRB approval. Below are the CTSI partner site IRB submission tools. Click here to go to the Cedars-Sinai Webridge IRB system. For more information, contact:

Office of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 742
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 423-3783

More IRB information can be found here

Regulatory & Compliance Support Services

Research Administration:  Cedars-Sinai: Research Administration

Compliance Office/Services:  Cedars-Sinai: Office of Research Compliance. For questions, contact

Conflicts of interest:  Cedars-Sinai: COI Policy, Industry relations and COI

Clinical Trials Administration:  Cedars-Sinai: Industry Sponsored Research Office. Offers expertise in processing, negotiating and administering industry funded contracts and grants.

Training:  Clinical Research Professional Orientation for new hires and existing research staff. To learn more these courses, or to enroll, contact Maggie Benton, grant and contract coordinator, 323-866-6921,

Last updated: 25 Jul 2018

CTSI Resources for Partners & Affiliates

Charles R. Drew University

Regulatory & Compliance – Support Services

Research Administration:

Compliance Office/Services:

Conflicts of interest

IRB Submissions

Charles R. Drew University – Before your study begins, you must have IRB approval. Below are the IRB submission tools. Click here for more information on the IRB for Charles R. Drew University. If you have any questions regarding the IRB functions and review process, contact:

Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 East 120th Street, Building F
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Phone: (323) 563-5990

Document Management 

  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science: not applicable at this time.

Please see Data Storage Options for Affiliates

Last updated: 12 Nov 2019

CTSI Resources for Partners & Affiliates - LA BioMed

Regulatory & Compliance – Support Services

Research Administration:

  • LA BioMed: Allison Weber, Director Pre Award, Office of Research Administration
  • Office: (310)974-9567, Email:

Compliance Office/Services:  

Conflicts of Interest

Clinical Trials Administration

  • LA BioMed: Office of Research Administration handles industry-sponsored clinical trials negotiations Sam Adams 310-222-3621


  • EHR Trainings (ORCHID and i2b2 training offered by Liz Chen, MBA, (310) 781-3601,
  • Clinical Research Coordinators (SOCRA Chapter continuing education lectures; Clinical Research Coordinator Council)
  • Good Clinical Practice (CITI) Ernestina Yiadom, 310-222-3624,

Survey Tools

  • Escalation with Overdose Control - interactive tool for designing and conducting dose-finding trials in cancer. Offered through Cedars-Sinai.
  • REDCap - secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and data collection). UCLA CTSI offers complementary support during the process of defining and refining your database.

Please see Data Storage Options for Affiliates

Last updated: 25 Jul 2018

Partner Sites - Contact a Facilitator 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
(310) 423-8969
Debby Peterson

Website: Cedars-Sinai

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences
Gregory Turner

Website: Charles R. Drew University

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
(310) 222-2503
Raquel Gutierrez

Website: LA BioMed

University of California, Los Angeles
(310) 794-2874
Deborah Herman

Last updated: 23 Jul 2018