Compliance & Safety

The Office of Research Compliance provides professional expertise and service to facilitate research that is conducted with integrity.

Our mission is to serve the UGA research community through the effective administration of research compliance. As subject matter experts, ORC professional staff members interprets the regulations, guidelines, and policy to develop internal recommendations and programs specific to UGA’s research and culture. Our goal is to reduce administrative burden while fortifying the institutional culture of compliance. ORC seeks to cultivate partnerships with our academic colleagues to promote responsibility and integrity in the conduct of research.

The ORC comprises the following programs:

Animal Care & Use and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
Biosafety and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Compliance Training
Environmental Safety
Export Compliance
Human Subjects and the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Occupational Health and Safety Program for Animal Care & Use and Biosafety
Quality Assurance
Research Safety