About ORRC


The mission of the Office of Regulatory & Research Compliance (ORRC) at the University at Albany is to promote 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, the office monitors and investigates instances of noncompliance to protect the university research reputation.

To fulfill our mission, ORRC staff offers the University community a variety of services:

Research Compliance Board Administration

ORRC staff assists University researchers with their IRB and/or IACUC protocol submissions and facilitate the review process.  Staff is available to advise during protocol development and to help investigators with resolving board/committee review items.

Training and Presentations

ORRC staff is available to offer presentations to units, programs and Schools on the regulatory research compliance topics.  Sessions can be custom tailored by discipline, level (e.g. graduate students, department faculty, etc.)

Compliance Guidance

The ORRC responds to individual questions and concerns about compliance issues. If you have questions regarding research compliance, ethics, or best business practices, please contact the ORRC.

Office of Regulatory & Research Compliance
University at Albany, State University of New York
1400 Washington Ave, MSC 309
Albany, NY 12222

Telephone: 518-437-3850
Fax: 518-437-3855

mail: orrc@albany.edu