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About Research Support Services

Our Research Support Services team provides rapid-response support services for investigators applying for extramural support to conduct basic and clinical research. Contact us today at or 714-456-8708 to learn more about how we can help you develop your research program.

IRB and FDA Submissions

Research Support Services will guide your research protocol through the entire Institutional Review Board approval process. We develop your entire application, informed consent and narrative, and coordinate responses to review comments. Research Support Services will also prepare submissions to ancillary committees (Biosafety, Radiation Safety, Conflict of Interest, etc.); prepare and submit regulatory documents for clinical trials; and prepare your Food and Drug Administration submissions for investigational new drug or device exemptions.

Budget Preparation

Research Support Services develops budgets for all clinical research studies and secures agency concurrence, working with central and Medical Center offices (Sponsored Projects Administration, Clinical Research Finance Assessment, Radiology Research Services, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, and other core service recharge units) to ensure adequate coverage and cost recovery. We will also prepare budget amendments for the life of the study.

Study Consultations

Research Support Services reviews budgets and IRB protocols for investigator-initiated studies at no cost, and makes recommendations to strengthen submissions before they are sent to the agency or institutional committees.

Schedule of Fees for industry-sponsored studies

  • Full IRB $2,200
  • Modifications (Minor Changes*) $250
  • Modifications (Significant Changes**) $500
  • Protocol Amendments $500
  • Renewals $500
  • FDA Filings (IND/IDE) hourly basis
  • Budget preparation $2,200

*Proposed changes do not significantly affect the study design or aims, informed consent(s), or risk/benefit assessment.

**Proposed changes significantly affect the study design or aims, informed consent(s), or risk/benefit assessment.

Request for Service

To apply for services, please complete the online Request for Services Form.