Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance


The mission of the Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance (ORRC) is to support and promote ethical research practices at the University at Albany, State University of New York. ORRC serves the University research community by coordinating institution-wide research compliance policy and procedure development, and by partnering with researchers, so that the University is compliant with federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as University policies.

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    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:

    1. Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance (ORRC); and
    2. Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness (IRPE).

    Full instructions are found here.

    What are Institutional Review Board (IRB) current processing time averages?

    Please keep in mind that there are multiple factors that can delay the processing of your application. For example: missing signatures, incomplete CITI certification, delays in responding to requests for revisions from our office, incomplete study documents, etc. It is imperative that you respond to any requests from our office in a thorough and timely manner so that we may process your application as efficiently as possible. It is also important that the researcher plan accordingly. If a project is particularly time sensitive, please be sure to notify our office.

     IRB Turnaround Times Fall 2018 Semester*  Average Processing Time in
    Business Days
     IRB New Exempt Review  13
     Personnel Change  8
     Study Closure Request  4
     New Non-Exempt Review
     Modification Request  20
     Progress Report/Continuing Review  17
    *August 27, 2018 through current week ending 11.9.18

    Animal Welfare Assurance: A3621-01 Expires: 7/31/2020
    Human Subject Assurance: FWA00001970 Expires: 10/19/2019