Research Integrity


October 2016:  Due to staffing shortages in ORI, review and approval turnaround times for IRB protocol submissions may be delayed over the next several weeks. If you have a particularly time-sensitive study, please be sure to send an email to or and you will be contacted to discuss the timeline and details of your project. Thank you for your patience with our team as we continue to accept and process IRB submissions in the coming weeks. 

ORI is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations governing research; our department develops and implements policies and procedures for the university along with helping faculty, graduate and undergraduate students conduct research that meets the highest standards of integrity by overseeing the following areas:

Click on any of the links above for more information including the rules, regulations, or committees associated with each area.

For additional information please contact: 

Human Subjects questions:
Animal Care and Use questions: 
Biosafety questions:
Financial Conflict of Interest questions:
Research Misconduct questions: 

For questions related to laboratory safety, please contact the office of Environmental Health & Safety or call (503) 725-5269.