1. Students create the course contract on MyUCLA.
  2. Students procure their faculty mentor’s signature on the course contract. The department chair’s signature is not required for SRP-99.
  3. Students submit the signed contract to the URC-Sciences for approval and enrollment.
  4. Students can double check their contracts before submitting them by downloading our SRP-99 checklist.


For questions about the Student Research Program (SRP-99), contact us through Message Center (Topic: Student Research Program (SRP) Course 99 only).



  • Students may enroll in one SRP-99 course each quarter
  • Students may enroll in one SRP-99 course during the Summer. Students may enroll in either Session A or Session C, but not both.
  • Students may enroll in a cumulative total of ten SRP-99 units. However, a maximum of six SRP-99 units may be applied to the graduation unit requirement. Units seven through ten  will be listed on transcripts but will not count towards any graduation or major requirement.
  • Students cannot change the number of units for an SRP-99 course after the contract has been created. To change the number of units, the SRP-99 course contract be cancelled and a new SRP-99 contract must be created.


During the process of creating a contract, MyUCLA will electronically verify the student’s Lab Safety Fundamental Concepts (LSFC) training status.  Students who have satisfied the training requirement will be allowed to create their contracts normally and their safety training status will be displayed on the contract.  Students who have not satisfied the training requirement will be given a link to safety training website and will not be allowed create a contract until their safety training requirement has been verified.  In most cases, verification can be done in real-time, but students will be warned that it may take up to 24 hours to verify their status after they have completed the safety training class.

Clearances for Health Sciences Student Researchers


The UCLA Health Sciences Volunteer Programs provides the on-boarding and clearances for invited students and other eligible individuals to participate in laboratory-based assignments, clinical research/quality improvement projects, administrative projects, and/or educational endeavored volunteer programs.

All UCLA undergraduates enrolling in an SRP-99 course with a UCLA Health faculty (David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, or School of Nursing) must receive clearance from the UCLA Health Sciences (UHS) Volunteer Office prior to submitting their SRP-99 contract for enrollment. This does not apply to students working at an off-campus institution such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Clearances are required to conduct research (both clinical and nonclinical) with faculty in the following departments:

Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (ANES 99)

Biological Chemistry (BIOL CH 99)

Dentistry (DENT 99)

Department of Medicine (MED 99)

Computational Medicine (BIOMATH 99)

Emergency Medicine**

Family Medicine (FAM MED 99)

Head and Neck Surgery**

Human Genetics (HUM GEN 99)

Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG 99)

Molecular and Medical Pharmacology (M PHARM 99)

Neurobiology (NEUROBIO 99)

Neurology (NEURLGY 99)

Neurosurgery (NEURSGY 99)

Nursing (NURSING 99)

Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN 99)

Ophthalmology (OPTH 99)

Orthopaedic Surgery (ORTHPDC 99)

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PATH 99)

Pediatrics (PEDS 99)

Physiology (PHYSIOL 99)

Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences (PSYCTRY 99)

Radiation Oncology (RAD ONC 99)

Radiology (PB MED 99)

Surgery (SURGERY 99)

Urology (UROLOGY 99)

**This department does not offer an SRP-99 course. Students may conduct research as a volunteer with a faculty member in this department but cannot earn course credit through an SRP-99 course.

Enrollment Deadline


The quarterly deadline to submit signed SRP-99 contracts is 5 PM on Friday of Week 2. Enrollment is accepted quarterly. Students must submit new contracts for each quarter they enroll in the course.

We recommend students wait until their enrollment pass is active before submitting their signed contract.

Creating the Contract


  1. Sign in to MyUCLA
  2. Click on the “Classes” tab and select “Contract Courses”
  3. Select “Create a new Contract”
  4. Review the instructions and click “Create a new contract”
  5. Choose the correct term & year from the drop-down menu, select “Student Research Program (SRP) – 99”, and click “Next”
  6. Read the enrollment instructions carefully and click “Next”
  7. Select your Faculty Research Mentor’s Department from the “Please select your subject area” drop-down menu and click “Next”
  8. Read of all of the requisite requirements and click “Next”
  9. Search for your Faculty Research Mentor starting with their last name. Select them from the search results and click “Next”
  10. Select the number of units you want to enroll in – 1 units for 3-5 hours of work per week and 2 units for 6-10 hours of work per week and click “Next”
  11. In the “Course Proposal/My Research Plan” section, include the following items and click “Next”
    • Introductory background of the research project of study
    • the hypothesis of the project
    • the methods and techniques you will use to test your hypothesis
    • the type of data you will collect
    • the significance of your results
    • *Write your proposal in the first person
  12. Review your contract and click “Next”
  13. Agree to all eligibility requirements and click “Continue”
  14. Click “View Contract” and print
Submitting the Contract


Procure your Faculty Research Mentor’s signature on the appropriate signature line. Contracts may be physically or electronically signed (Adobe, DocuSign, etc.). Faculty who are unable to sign contracts may email their written approval of the contract to the Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences (urcsciences@college.ucla.edu) and should include the student’s name, UID, and contract number.

The “Department Chair’s Name/Signature” and the “Supervisor’s Name” are optional fields and are not required for enrollment. You and your Faculty Research Mentor may choose to use these lines to establish direct reporting procedures and for record keeping purposes.

We recommend students wait until their enrollment pass is active before submitting their signed contract.


All contracts must be submitted online through MyUCLA Message Center. Physical contracts will not be accepted. To submit a contract use this direct link to Message Center or follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to MyUCLA
  2. Click on the yellow “Need Help?” button in the top right hand corner
  3. Click “Message Center.”
  4. Click the green “Ask a Question” button.
  5. Select “Topic” and type “Student Research Program (SRP) Course 99 only” in the text field.
  6. Type “SRP-99 Enrollment” in the Subject Line.
  7. Attach electronic or scanned copies of your signed SRP-99 contract.
  8. Click “Send”
  9. You will receive a reply in the Message Center after your contract has been received and processed.