The Office of Research Development, Integrity, and Assurance (ORDIA) promotes ethical and responsible conduct of research through serving as a resource for researchers. The office provides policies, procedures, support, training and advice to aid researchers with compliance related to federal, state, university, and local regulations with regard to research. The office also identifies compliance risks and communicates those risks to the research community. Finally, ORDIA monitors and investigates instances of noncompliance to protect the university research reputation.
The Office of Research Development, Integrity and Assurance provides support for implementation of research compliance programs. This includes:
- Responsible Conduct of Research Education
- Conflict of Interest
- Research Misconduct
- Human Subjects in Research
- Animal Care and Use Program
- Export Controls
ORDIA also supports four faculty committees that review and monitor research activities to address the above programmatic needs:
- The Conflict of Interest Committee reviews significant financial interests of research investigators.
- The Research Misconduct Committee reviews allegations of misconduct at the investigation stage.
- The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for review of all research activities involving human subjects otherwise not exempt by federal guidelines.
- The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all research with vertebrate animals.
The office also works collaboratively with various other research support and compliance offices on campus to ensure appropriate support for researchers and to eliminate redundancies or inefficiencies in implementation of these requirements.