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Welcome to the Office of Clinical Research (OCR)

The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) was borne out of a goal of streamlining, standardizing, and improving support for the start-up of clinical research activities at UCSF.  Leadership at UCSF has recognized the important relationship between campus and UCSF Health Systems in the conduct of clinical research, and the OCR helps to synergize operations between the two entities.

We look forward to working with you.  For general questions about the Office of Clinical Research, please email us at [email protected]

UCSF Clinical Trials Help Resource + Announcing Clinical Trials Quality Improvement & Compliance Officer (QICO)

New Resource for Clinical Trials Help

The OSR has established a new Clinical Trials Help email:  [email protected].  This email will provide faculty and staff with a single resource for all questions and concerns related to the clinical trial pipeline at UCSF.  Winona Ward, Director of OSR and Jeanna Julo, QICO will be reviewing and triaging all emails to this address.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to utilize this important new resource.

Clinical Trials Quality Improvement & Compliance Officer (QICO)

As a result of the Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials Process Improvement Task Force, the office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost has created a new position entitled “Quality Improvement & Compliance Officer” (QICO).  The QICO will be responsible for quality improvement of cross-unit administrative operations supporting UCSF externally funded Clinical Trials, reporting to the Director, Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), with programmatic responsibility to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). 

We are pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Ms. Jeanna Julo, BA, CCRP for the QICO position.  Jeanna was previously the Assistant Director for Regulatory & Clinical Data Management at the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute.

As QICO, Jeanna will ensure the development, planning, coordination, control, review and continuous improvement of processes, standard operating procedures, reporting, metrics, and quality improvement (QI) for UCSF Clinical Trial operations across multiple units.  She will also serve as the central administrative officer for resolution of concerns or issues related to the UCSF Clinical Trial activation pipeline, operating procedures and regulatory compliance.  Jeanna will work closely with the Industry Contracts Division, Office of Clinical Research, Human Research Protection Program, CTSI, and other supporting areas and departments, as necessary, to help ensure active participation in continuous quality improvement activities.