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.
  • 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 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: We’ll post additional information soon but if you have any questions please contact
  • 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.

Upcoming Brown Bag Seminars

Ethics/Safety Hotline