The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) provides broad oversight, resources and education for integrity and compliance issues relating to the conduct of research at the University of California, Riverside. We strive to promote excellence in research while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. The Office of Research Integrity has oversight and responsibility over:
Two IRBs: IRB-SB & IRB-Clin. These boards are required by federal regulations to review all human subjects research conducted on behalf of the institution. The function of the IRBs is to ensure adherence to all federal, state, local, and institutional regulations concerning the protection of human subjects. UCR IRB review is required for both funded and non-funded human subjects research.
Administering and supporting Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) functions as the review body responsible for oversight of research activities, including teaching laboratories, involving the use, storage and handling of biohazardous materials
Administering and supporting functions of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which has authority over all activities involving vertebrate animals and care for research and teaching
Promoting Research Objectivity (PRO) Committee is charged with reviewing Investigator statements of financial interest related to their sponsored research activities and determining whether a conflict of interest management plan is warranted after review of all the facts and circumstances.
Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committee reviews activities involving human stem cell research, regardless of the type of stem cells or whether the stem cells are adult or embryonic
Educating and training researchers on research compliance
*If you have questions regarding responsible conduct of research training / professional development through collaborative education, please visit UCR's Research Ethics Education Program. The courses and seminars offered are options for meeting the mandatory federal funding requirements [NIH, NSF, and NIFA/USDA] for training in the responsible conduct of research.