These resources provide answers to your most pressing administrative needs, including information on policies and procedures, immigration assistance, contract guidance, financial reporting, and more.

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Policies and Procedures

The goal of the David Geffen School of Medicine is to provide guidance on the policies and procedures that affect the research conducted at UCLA. Please utilize the resources below for more information.

Visa and Licensing

Find out how to get support for DGSOM administrators, faculty, and staff with visas, and request immigration assistance for international scholars, researchers, and clinicians.
Learn More About Visa and Licensing 


Contract and Grant Administration

The Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) supports UCLA faculty in their sponsored project activities by providing expertise, assistance, and education. The OCGA assists with applications and negotiations for contracts and grants.
Learn More About Contract and Grant Administration 


Extramural Fund Management

Extramural Fund Management (EFM) provides financial management support of sponsored project funds for the UCLA research community. The group’s expertise includes financial compliance oversite, reporting, invoicing, accounts receivable management, and more.
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Research Policy and Compliance

The Office of Research Policy and Compliance (RPC) provides leadership in shaping, interpreting and implementing UC and UCLA research-related policies, procedures, and guidance. The group also handles activities related to conflicts of interest and conflict of commitment regulations.
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CTSI ResearchGo

CTSI ResesarchGO is a clinical research portal to resources, expertise and best practices for investigators, study staff, and partners/affiliates. Information is available on study design, clinical study management, regulatory components, trainings and related CTSI services. 
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CTSI Trial Innovation Network

The goal of the Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is to execute trials better, faster, and more cost-efficiently and to be a national laboratory to innovate the process of conducting clinical trials. TIN's expertise includes: using a single IRB system, master contracting agreements, quality-by-design approaches, and evidence-based strategies for recruitment and patient engagement.
Learn More About the CTSI Trial Innovation Network