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. ORRC provides policies, procedures, support, training and advice to aid researchers with compliance related to federal, state, university, and local regulations with regard to research.
ORRC also identifies compliance risks and communicates those risks to the research community. Finally, ORRC monitors and investigates instances of noncompliance to protect the University's research reputation.
To fulfill its mission, ORRC staff offer the University community a variety of services:
Research Compliance Board Administration
Staff assist University researchers with their IRB and IACUC protocol submissions to facilitate the review process. Staff are available to advise during protocol development and help investigators resolving IRB/IACUC review items.
Training and Presentations
Staff are 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.)
Staff respond to individual questions and concerns about compliance issues. If you have questions regarding research compliance, ethics, or best business practices, please contact the office at: [email protected].
ORRC open office hours will are Tuesdays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm and Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in Earth Sciences, Room 244. No appointment needed and remote options are available. The team is available to answer your questions on research protections and compliance.
Your feedback is very important and encouraged. If you have any compliments, complaints, questions,
or suggestions about our service or staff, please click here to give confidential feedback. You may also
contact Dr. Erin M. Bell, Interim Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance, at [email protected] or at 518-437-4744. Or Terrell D. Rabb, M.A., Interim Director, at [email protected] or at 518-437-4565.