March 20, 2009

Berkeley eProtocol for Human Subjects Research Goes Live!

Berkeley eProtocol is a user-friendly, online system for submitting, tracking, reviewing, and approving OPHS/CPHS human research protocols. Berkeley eProtocol will replace the current paper-based process, starting with exempt and expanding to expedited and full Committee applications as it is rolled out over the coming months.

Exempt Protocol Pilot of eProtocol

Currently, eProtocol is available for the submission of exempt protocols only. The purpose of the eProtocol exempt protocol pilot is to ensure that the system is running smoothly before opening it up to all submissions. Exempt applications submitted via Berkeley eProtocol will be given priority in the OPHS review process.

If you are submitting an exempt protocol and want to participate in this Berkeley eProtocol pilot, go to:

What is Exempt Research?

For information about what it means to qualify as exempt, categories, and examples of exempt research, see the CPHS Guidelines in Exempt Research at:

Question and Comments

If you have any questions or comments about the new Berkeley eProtocol system, please contact OPHS Director Rebecca Armstrong at or OPHS eProtocol project manager Maria Savage at