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.
- Resuming research: As we transition to returning to campus, we recognize you want to resume your research activities on campus or with in-person human subjects data collection. Please note that returning to labs on campus still requires review by the Vice President for Research’s office. The IRB will issue specific guidance for resuming in-person data collection with human subjects research in the coming days, but if you need immediate assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nalinee Patin. For more information, please see the Office of Research’s information page here: COVID-19 Research Resources.
- RCR Workshops will be virtual this semester: We will soon post the full agenda but please mark your calendars for September 17 at 11:30 for our first presentation by Sean Kaufman, “The Unseen Risks in Laboratory Safety.” You can register here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8871641973630820098 We’ll post additional information soon but if you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
- COVID-19: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- InfoEd Update: All new IBC protocols should now be entered and submitted via the InfoEd IBC-EHS system. This tool enables fully electronic submission and processing of IBC protocols and will replace the previous paper system. It can be accessed from the IBC website. The IRB process is underway with anticipated rollout of November 2020.