Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance

The mission of this Office is to prevent, find and remediate problems in research compliance. To ensure compliance with federal, state, and university requirements for conducting research, the University at Albany has established several boards/committees that are charged with the oversight of research conducted in their respective areas.

The Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance staff are working remotely and are available to discuss issues associated with submission and review of applications submitted to IRB or IACUC, or any other business relating to research compliance and ethics.

Questions about human subject research protections or requests to schedule an appointment with staff can be sent to [email protected].

Questions about animal use, animal welfare or requests to schedule an appointment with staff can be sent to [email protected].

    IRB Instructions and Guidance for submitting IRB study review requests. Please read carefully; requests that do not follow instructions will be returned without review.

    ** New Guidance RE: Resumption of Face-to-Face Human Subjects Research **

    What if I am not a UAlbany faculty, student, or staff, and want to conduct research at UAlbany?
    External (unaffiliated) investigators who wish to conduct research that takes place on the UAlbany campus or that involves UAlbany faculty, students, or staff, must obtain approval from their institution's IRB and must also obtain UAlbany institutional permission from both of the following two UAlbany officials:

    Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance (ORRC); and
    Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness (IR).

    Full instructions are found here.

     

    IACUC Instructions and Guidance for submitting IACUC study review requests. Please read carefully; requests that do not follow instructions will be returned without review.

     

    IRB Staff Consultations

    IRB consultation is provided to facilitate the submission of complete applications to the IRB, which will, in turn, reduce study protocol review time; increase compliance in the conduct of the research, and facilitate required reporting.

    Questions about preparing an IRB submission, responding to IRB requests, understanding IRB policies, obtaining informed consent, and reporting unanticipated problems are among those that may be answered during consultations.

    To schedule a consultation, please call the Office for Regulatory and Research Compliance main line (518-437-3850) or email [email protected]Note, walk-in meetings are NOT available; meetings are by appointment only.

    Information for Research Study Participants

    IACUC Staff Consultations

    IACUC consultation is provided to facilitate the submission of complete applications to the IACUC and animal use protocol preparation.

    Questions about preparing an IACUC application, responding to the IACUC, and understanding IACUC policies, may be answered during consultations.

    To schedule a consultation, please call the Office for Regulatory and Research Compliance main line (518-437-3850) or email [email protected]Note, walk-in meetings are NOT available; meetings are by appointment only.