Office of Research Integrity


About ORI

We are transitioning to Kuali's online applications to help streamline the management of research protocols. For details and training resources, visit UCR's Kuali Research Page.

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:

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) functions as the review body for the approval and oversight of all human subjects research conducted on behalf of the institution. The function of the IRB 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 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.

Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct (RM).

Educating and training researchers on research integrity and compliance.

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) was formerly administered by ORI personnel. Those duties have been transferred to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S).

Research Integrity Series

Our 2022-2023 series discussed recent NIH and upcoming NSF changes to requirements for education in the responsible conduct of research [RCR], and an examination of what our campus wide responsibilities are to be.

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October 20, 2022 ››
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November 17, 2022 ››
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January 19, 2023 ››
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February 16, 2023 ››
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