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. 

Since we are not located on the main campus, we can accommodate in person or virtual meetings if you have something to ask or need a consultation. For general questions or if you aren’t sure whom to ask, please contact us .

Welcome back, everyone

  • IACUC InfoEd update: The wait is over! We are excited to announce that the IACUC module is live! Please visit our training resources to find documentation, training session info, FAQ and other resources. For more information on InfoEd, visit the page linked in the left menu to view system status and program-specific information.
  • RCR Workshops: We have two workshops remaining this semester and another list of offerings around campus on RCR topics on an updated RCR Training page here .  If you have any questions, please contact rcrtraining@clemson.edu . Please share any RCR-related courses, workshops, lectures, etc. with us and we will be happy to post on our site and notify our RCR network.
  • A reminder that most  COVID-related research requires consideration of the Institutional Biosafety Committee . For more information, please contact Hope Smith-Sielicki with the Office of Research Compliance at smith@clemson.edu .
  • Having a hard time finding what you are looking for? 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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