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. 

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. For general questions or if you aren’t sure whom to ask, please contact us.

  • BIG News! The new IRB electronic submission system, which will allow complete dynamic and electronic protocol submissions within InfoEd, IS NOW LIVE. We will stop accepting paper application forms March 1. Please visit our InfoEd pages in the upper left menu to learn about the system, sign up for a Zoom training, access FAQs and training resources, and log into InfoEd.
  • RCR Workshops will continue to be virtual in the Spring semester. Our next workshop is February 24. We have a third planned for later in the semester that we will announce soon. If you have any questions please contact We've also updated our RCR Training pages to highlight other opportunities on campus for more in-depth training and/or obtain credits here.
  • 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 The IACUC process will migrate to InfoEd during the Spring semester, kicking off after our AAALAC site visit in March. More news to come!
  • 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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