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Office of Research Compliance

ORC provides assistance to faculty, staff and students in conducting research,and some academic activities, in compliance with federal, state and local regulations most often involving:

  • Human subjects research
  • Animal care & use
  • Biohazardous materials and recombinant nucleic acids
  • Responsible conduct of research

University research activities are overseen by regulatory and compliance committees imposed by federal laws. Non-compliance may result in severe penalties to the institution and in some instances to the individual. It is the responsibility of all researchers to be familiar with university policies relating to areas of research requiring compliance with government regulations.


  • Information Session – Revised Common Rule

    We will be holding information sessions this Fall to help bring you up to speed on changes coming with the revised Common Rule, which goes into effect January 21, 2019.

    • September 19th, 2pm
    • September 27th, 11am
    • October 3rd, 10am
    • October 9th, 2pm

    Sign up here to attend.

  • Revised Common Rule Implementation

    The revised Common Rule will go into effect January 21, 2019.  See what’s changing and important dates by visiting Revised Common Rule Implementation.

  • Common Rule Changes Delayed…Again

    The feds published a final rule delaying the compliance date of the revised Common Rule until January 21, 2019.  ORC is in working on updates to our program guide, processes, and forms as needed.  ORC will hold information sessions during the fall semester to share these changes.  If you have any questions, please contact the ...