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Has it been difficult for you to find volunteers for your research?

Have you had trouble finding people who are genuinely interested in the research process?

With RSVP, volunteers register themselves to RSVP in order to be matched up with research studies. We give them your information and they can then decide whether to contact the study or not.

With RSVP you know that your outreach efforts are already directed at interested and motivated individuals.


Investigators are always looking for people to volunteer for their studies.  If you are interested in learning more about how RSVP can help you find volunteers, we are looking forward to meeting with you.

Please call or email us for a consultation. If you already have IRB approval that includes use of RSVP, feel free to fill out a study request form and send that and your current IRB approval to us for review.

UCLA IRB Approval to use RSVP

About Us

You will need UCLA IRB approval to use this Core service. The approval may come from any UCLA IRB committee.

Instructions for attaining UCLA IRB approval to use RSVP

  • On the UCLA webIRB application, section 18.1 asks: “How will you identify and/or recruit participants for this study?”
    • Check the box that says: “Participant pool for which potential research participants have given permission for future contact”
  • Section 18.10 will then ask: “Indicate the name of the pool or recruitment database and UCLA Department. If the Pool or Recruitment Database is not at UCLA, identify the location.”
    • Identify the UCLA HIV Research Study Volunteer Project, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA MIRB #11-003566

If you are having trouble with your IRB application: contact us at 310-825-6554 for assistance. If you are a CFAR seed grant recipient or eligible trainee, you can receive this assistance at no cost.

Regulatory Assistance

Regulatory requirements can be overwhelming and daunting, and regulatory delays can affect study start-up. We aim to minimize this.

About our Regulatory Assistance Services

  • We provide one-on-one consultation to assist investigators with a variety of regulatory processes, ranging from initial IRB or IBC (biosafety) applications to study amendments and closures.
  • See the Services and Fees tab for a full list of regulatory services and associated rates. All services are free of charge for eligible trainees and CFAR seed grant recipients.

I’m interested! How do I start?

Please fill out and submit the Regulatory/ Other Services Study Request Form to begin the process.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call us at 310-557-9062

Services and Fees

Services Fees
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Initial Submission $1273.66
Initial application for IRB approval of a new study. Includes review of study design, informed consent procedures and forms, plan for privacy/ confidentiality and data security, assistance with a recruitment plan and materials, and other items.
IRB Amendment $372.99
Modifications to IRB approved research studies. Includes changes to the protocol, informed consent, and/or recruitment materials.
IRB Continuing Review $191.04
An IRB progress report of ongoing human subjects research (also known as “renewal”). Required once a year for ongoing research studies.
IRB Post Approval Reporting (PAR) $191.04
Reports informing the IRB of items pertaining to research conduct or participant safety, such as adverse events, violations, deviations/incidents, and updated study safety information.
IRB Study Closure $191.04
A request submitted to the IRB when all research activity and data analysis is completed.
Medical Radiation Safety Committee (MRSC) Application $81.87
The MRSC is a committee that oversees studies involving radiological medical procedures, i.e. X-rays, CT scans, etc. (Note: Even if your study is using standard of care radiation procedures, the MRSC needs to be notified of your study’s activities).
Radioactive Drug Research Committee (RDRC) Application $81.87
The RDRC is a committee that oversees basic science research that involves investigation of radioactive drugs in humans without an IND.
Internal Scientific Peer Review Committee (ISPRC) Application $86.41
The ISPRC is a committee that oversees cancer-related research and human gene therapy research.
Protocol Development $2,119.76
Assistance in development of a protocol. Protocols will organize study goals, design, and logistics into a document. Required for certain clinical research. Useful for IRB submissions, grant proposals, and/or for study staff/personnel.
Investigational New Drug (IND) Application (Exempt) $636.82
Exemption from Investigational New Drug (IND) application requirements; usually relevant for certain investigations involving drugs approved for marketing in the US, bioavailability/ bioequivalence investigations, or studies using radioactive or cold isotopes.
Certificate of Confidentiality (CoC) Application $191.04
Application for certificate issued by the NIH/other HHS agencies that protects researchers from being forced to disclose participant information, except in certain circumstances. Required in most clinical research and surveys involving questions about sexual or drug use practices.
Safety Report $168.30
Reports to the IRB on participant safety data from a clinical study
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) $682.32
The IBC is an ancillary regulatory committee that oversees research involving infectious agents, recombinant/ synthetic nucleic acids, transgenic animals, etc. The purpose of IBC is to ensure researchers have safety and reporting plans in place to prevent spills/accidents, as well as if spills/accidents happen. (Note: If your study involves blood draws or processing lab samples from HIV positive participants, you will need IBC review.)
Nursing Practice Research Council Submission $100.06
The Nurse Research Practice Council reviews all research proposals that include use of UCLA nursing time, effort, or resources.
Clinical & Translational Research Center Application for Services $163.75
An application to utilize services and resources provided by the UCLA CTRC (including research nurses, drug administration, pharmacokinetic assessments, etc.)
RSVP query and unlimited email referrals (no calls) $109.18
RSVP is a volunteer registry of HIV positive and negative individuals from the greater Los Angeles area interested in participating in research (click here for more information [insert hyperlink to “About RSVP” tab of website]). Use of the registry requires specific IRB approval.
RSVP phone calls $36.40
For an additional charge, the RSVP team will call RSVP participants identified as potential matches for your study who requested phone contact only and provide them with information about your study and your study contact information.