Scientific Review Committee

Scientific Review Committee

Established in September 2016 and formally mandated in July 2022, the UCLA Scientific Review Committee (SRC) provides a scientific and feasibility review for non-oncology studies that meet the National Institutes of Health (NIH) definition of a Clinical Trial and that have not already been reviewed by an external scientific review committee. This scientific review is intended to complement the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review through a detailed review of the required elements of the clinical protocol, statistical applications, adequacy of research staffing, any competing trials, well-constituted data collection forms, and utilization of institutional resources.

The Committee meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month.  Meeting Schedule with deadlines.  

Investigators are not required to initiate SRC reviews and there is no application process.  All study documentation is collected by the ORA staff and provided to the SRC for review.  SRC review occurs prior to IRB review.

Please email the UCLA SRC  with any questions. 

Please see SRC policy 916 for more information.

Please see Scientific Review FAQs for more information.