Standard Operating Procedures
Using Procedures to Promote Clinical Research

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are uniformly written procedures, with detailed instructions to record routine operations, processes and practices followed within a business organization. In clinical research, SOPs help define the group’s (e.g., unit, division, department, institution, etc.) standard practices and daily processes conducted to assure execution of research tasks in accordance with institutional, state and federal guidances.

Our team is developing a uniform set of SOPs to promote quality performance and ethical conduct of clinical research. It will define our group's routine processes in accordance to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), FDA regulations and UCSF guidelines.

The anticipated SOPs that we would like to use for the department are listed below. If there is one that is not on the list that you would like to see implemented, please contact the Department's Clinical Research Coordinator, Rachelle Palkovsky [email protected]; Ph: (415) 476-8362.