Office of Research Compliance

The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) promotes a culture of compliance, research integrity, and high quality research within the University community. This is accomplished through consultation and educational programs for all researchers. The ORC facilitates University research, teaching, and public service programs by providing oversight and coordination of research compliance areas involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, recombinant DNA, hazardous agents and research misconduct.

What's New?

Welcome to the Office of Research Compliance!  We are here to assist you with adhering to federal and state regulatory requirements and University policy for research with human subjects, animal subjects and recombinant DNA/hazardous biological agents and nanomaterials.  We can help coordinate with the Research Safety Office, Sponsored Programs, Contracts, and other supporting offices in Research and beyond.  We are fully functional during this period of remote working so please contact us if you need assistance. 

  • Our office continues to work remotely but the physical office is minimally staffed most of each week. We are happy to hold virtual meetings if you have something to ask or need a consultation.
  • RCR Workshops will continue to be virtual in the Spring semester. We’ll post additional information and the schedule soon, but if you have any questions please contact We've also updated our RCR Training pages to highlight other opportunities on campus for more indepth training and/or obtain credits here.
  • Coming Soon: The new IRB electronic submission system, which will allow complete dynamic and electronic protocol submissions within InfoEd, will be available spring 2021. When this system is deployed, the IRB applications will be transitioned to eForms within the new system and no longer available on the IRB website. The IACUC process will migrate to InfoEd during the Spring semester. We will post the tentative schedule in February.

    • Update: The InfoEd login, education, and FAQs can now be accessed using the new InfoEd top level link from the left side of the ORC home page.
  • The Office of Research Compliance is interested in making our website easier to access, especially for new visitors trying to find forms or other information. If you would like to give us feedback on what is or isn’t working, please contact us.

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