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Who should consider certification?

IRB offices that have not recently undergone a complete review of their policies and procedures will derive significant benefit from this comprehensive review.

We can accept applications from these organizations:

  • Institutions – and their affiliates -- with an NIH-supported Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) from the Western states
    • While CARE-Q is currently limited to the Western region of the U.S., we welcome collaboration with those seeking to set up similar organizatons across the country.  Email us at to discuss interest from other U.S. regions.
  • Campuses of the University of California
  • Research organizations with their own IRB office and affiliated with Stanford University or the University of California