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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.


  • Research Compliance Update – March 6th March 6th, 10am-11am, Student Union – Alexander Room Research Compliance is hosting an update to share what’s going on in the areas of: Human Subjects Research (IRB) Animal Care & Use (IACUC) Biosafety (IBC) Drones Come with your questions!
  • Revised Common Rule Is Here No further delays…the Revised Common Rule is here.  Read more about the changes to our IRB program and the Common Rule on our Revised Common Rule Implementation page.
  • Latest IRB Forms and Program Guide Are Available The Exempt and Expedited/Full Board Applications have been updated and are available on the IRB Forms page.  You must use these for all new submissions.  The Exempt protocol has shrunk to 3 pages and includes the updated categories.  The Expedited/Full Board application required some minor edits.  The IRB Program Guide has also been updated to ...
  • CITI Training & Revised Common Rule CITI is updating there modules to reflect the changes to the Common Rule.  The good news is CITI is simply updating current modules and our module assignments won’t change at this time.  This means the next time you are due for training, you will see the latest content.
  • No IRB Office Hours Wednesday – 11/14 We will not hold IRB office hours this Wednesday 11/14.  If you need help, reach out to with your question or to schedule some time.