Research Protocol Applications at ZSFG

Guidance for Researchers during Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

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 Protocol Application OR DPH Research Proposal Approval.         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 signature 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. If requesting your application status, please refer to the IRB number.

Contacts for ZSFG Protocol Approvals