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Human Research Protection Program

Welcome to the CPHS/OPHS website!

The Committee for Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) is comprised of two groups that serve as Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) for the University of California, Berkeley. The primary mission of the IRB is to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of all human participants in research conducted by university faculty, staff, and students. The Office for Protection of Human Subjects (OPHS) is the administrative office that supports the CPHS.