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. Please contact individual staff through email.

New*** Research Compliance -- University at Albany Winter 2020-2021 Intercession  ***New

The Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance operations will continue during the University at Albany Winter Intercession, but during this time, we will be working on changes and improvements to the University‚Äôs Research Compliance programs and electronic study application and administration processes.  Investigators may, therefore, experience delays in Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review turnaround time.  Researchers must plan accordingly to avoid delays to their projects.  We apologize for any inconvenience and plan to return to the regular review schedules at the start of the Spring 2021 semester.   

Requests for accelerated handling:  Such requests are made frequently; therefore, each request is evaluated carefully.  Taking items out of the queue must be for a truly urgent matter.  Please contact the IRB or the IACUC to provide justification for any request. 

Please remember that, until further notice, research interactions with human research participants must be performed remotely (e.g., phone or other university-supported online tools such as Qualtrics, etc.).  Remote methods of data collection may be conducted if part of the originally approved protocol or an approved modification.  Research procedures involving face-to-face interaction with research participants must be postponed, unless the research procedure(s) is essential to ensure participant health, safety, or well-being.

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

    IRB Open Office Hours
    Fall 2020 Office Hours announced! Dates, times and additional information can be found here.

    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.

    IACUC Open Office Hours
    Fall 2020 Office Hours announced! Dates, times and additional information can be found here.