Protocol Applications and Approvals

Researchers planning to enroll patients at ZSFG and/or use ZSFG personnel, resources, facilities, space (even if it is your own office) or ZSFG patient data (even if you are only collecting names and numbers), you must complete a ZSFG Research Protocol Application for official approval and research-tracking activity on the ZSFG campus.

Application Process

  1. Complete UCSF Research at ZSFG Research Protocol Application or Investigational Drug Form with ET (if conducting investigational drug study) Please see Research Protocol Application FAQs prior to submitting your application. 

  2. Complete the DPH / ZSFG Resource Approval checklist and initial the HIPAA acknowledgement. 
  3. Attach your study’s IRB Outcome Letter Notification at the end of the Research Protocol Application.
  4. Send the completed application to the ZSFG Vice Dean's Office (see contacts below). 
  5. The Dean's office will review and process your application and collect the Administrative approvals. Please allow for a typical turnaround time of 7-10 days.
  6. The Dean's office will email the approved Protocol Application to the PI and any additional contacts unless requested otherwise.
  7. When requesting your application status, please refer to the CHR number.

Contacts for ZSFG Protocol Approvals

Medical Records
Diane Premeau
ZSFG, Bldg 5, Rm 2B1
Phone: (415) 206- 6210
Clinical Labs
Andy Yeh
ZSFG, Bldg 5, Rm 2M
Phone: (415) 206-3496
Pharmacy Services
Josephine Lai
ZSFG, Bldg 5, Rm 1C28
Phone: (415) 206-2504
UCSF ZSFG Vice Dean's Office
ZSFG, Bldg 5, Rm 2A21
Box 0809
Phone: (415) 206-8505
Fax: (415) 285-2037