Organized Research Units (ORUs) are reviewed every five years. The process is overseen by the Office of the Vice Provost, Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs. Reviews are composed of a unit's self-review, as well as a final report written by a review committee after a site visit. These committees are composed of both faculty internal to UCLA as well as external members.
To ensure that each ORU is reviewed to the same standards while taking into account the wide range of individual ORU focuses and activities, the Office of Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs provides guidelines for each review phase below.