Research Protocol Applications at ZSFG

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

UCSF 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), must complete a ZSFG Research Application for official approval and research-tracking activity on the ZSFG campus.

Research at SF Department of Public Health sites, other than the ZSFG campus, requires a separate form, DPH Research Proposal Approval Form, approved by SFDPH. UCSF does NOT process the DPH Research Proposal Approval Form.  

Research at ZSFG campus
DPH off-site clinics 




UCSF Research at ZSFG Research Protocol Application


DPH Research Proposal Approval Form




Research Protocol Application submission

after UCSF IRB approval


DPH Research Proposal  Approval submission

before IRB submission




Required Documents:

                 * UCSF Research at ZSFG Protocol Application

                 * UCSF IRB Approval Letter

                 * UCSF IRB Application


                Email: [email protected]


Required Document:


                           *DPH Research Proposal Approval Form



                        Email: [email protected]


UCSF Research at ZSFG Research Protocol Application 

Additional Forms and Contact Information 

Additional forms for the following services may be required for approval. Links and contact information are located both below and on the research protocol application.