Office of Research Compliance

Office of Research Compliance

The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) provides training and support for faculty, students and staff to promote ethical research practices. The ORC serves the research community by coordinating institution-wide research compliance policy and procedures to ensure TAMU-CC is compliant with federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern the conduct of research.

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iRIS is the research compliance submission management software utilized by TAMU-CC. It is a web-based system that enables online application submission, real-time submission tracking, review, post-approval compliance activities, and data management.
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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) provides oversight and institutional reviews of research activities involving human subjects to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations.
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The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) provides oversight and institutional reviews of research activities involving live vertebrates.
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The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) identifies practices, procedures, facility construction, and operational standards for safe handling and use of biohazardous materials for research, clinical, and teaching activities at TAMU-CC.
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The Dive Control Board (DCB) is responsible for policies and procedures related to dive activities and governs training and dive operations of all personnel participating in the TAMU-CC diving program.
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Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, reviewing research, or in reporting research results. TAMU-CC is dedicated to adhering to the highest ethical standards and principles in research.
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The Office of Research Compliance is a part of the Division of Research and Innovation (R&I). To the right hand side, you will find link to the R&I homepage.