The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) supports and promotes ethical research practices at Ohio State. ORC coordinates the institution-wide research compliance policy and procedure development – ensuring that the university is compliant with federal, state, and local regulations. ORC also ensures that Ohio State researchers are compliant with university policies.
ORC works with investigators, department chairs, and deans to assure completion of the university’s faculty conflict of interest policy and develops management plans for conflict of interest cases. ORC also negotiates, manages, and monitors export control issues; reviews allegations of misconduct in research in scholarly activities; and provides guidance for research involving human gene transfer. The ORC team is available to help researchers minimize and manage potential compliance risks.
Chemical security, research diving oversight, general research policies, and the anonymous reporting line also fall under ORC’s domain.