ORIA (formerly RDIA) COVID-19 Information

The Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) will continue to actively support the Mason community during this time of reduced campus operations. All staff will be working remotely except for the animal husbandry team, who will be working in Krasnow Hall and the BRL to provide routine care for Mason’s animal research subjects. Please reach us at the email addresses below, or reach out directly to Rebecca Hartley, Assistant VP, Research Integrity at rhartle1@gmu.edu, 703-993-2308 (VM is redirected to email).

 

IRB, IACUC, COI and other committee meetings will be held via remote hosting (WebEx or similar). Instead of office hours, the teams will hold remote discussions by appointment.

Status of Operations and Contact Information: https://oria.gmu.edu/about/contact/ 

Contact:  David Myers, CPIA; IACUC@gmu.edu; x3-6118
  • Animal Care Resources has implemented its continuity of operations plan to ensure that essential animal husbandry services are maintained. We have stockpiled supplies to help ensure animal husbandry and technician safety.
  • Urgent animal welfare issues: contact the Attending Veterinarian on call immediately at 703-993-4816.
  • Submissions of animal research protocols will continue to be through IRBNet, using Mason’s normal processes. The IACUC office and board will continue to review and process protocols while working remotely. Office hours will be by appointment made via email.
Contact: Bess Dieffenbach, CIP; IRB@gmu.edu; x3-5593
  • Submissions of human subject protocols and related documents will continue to be via IRBNet, using Mason’s normal processes. The IRB office and board will continue to review and process protocols while working remotely. Office hours will be by appointment made via email.
  • Please contact the IRB office or submit a modification through IRBNet if your off-site research COOP requires adjustments.
Contact: Rebecca Hartley, J.D.; rio@gmu.edu; rhartle1@gmu.edu x3-2308
  • Operations will continue as usual, using remote access methods.
Contact: Melissa Perez, J.D. export@gmu.edu; x3-5522
  • Operations will continue as usual, using remote access methods.
Contact: Christopher DiTeresi, Ph.D. cditeres@gmu.edu; x3-6409
  • COI Disclosures should be submitted via coi.gmu.edu. The Conflict of Interest Committee and staff will continue to review disclosures, waiver requests, and management plans while working remotely.
Contact: Christopher DiTeresi, Ph.D.; cditeres@gmu.edu;        x3-6409
  • Operations will continue as usual, using remote access methods.