Office for the Responsible Conduct of Research (ORCR)

2014 Mission and Vision Statement

The Office for the Responsible Conduct of Research (ORCR), a unit of the Office for Research & Discovery, supports research excellence at The University of Arizona through the adoption and implementation of policies and procedures that promote the safe, legal and ethical conduct of research.  We emphasize collaborative engagement to achieve best practices and shared acceptance of core values. 

Our compliance offices help the university to fulfill research compliance obligations related to: conflict of interest; export control; the protection of human research subjects; the humane care and use of laboratory animals; HIPAA/privacy protection; and radiation, biological and chemical safety.   Our goal is to provide:

  1. Expertise: Ensuring reliable, trustworthy assessment and efficient implementation of complex, ever-changing regulatory requirements in a manner that facilitates high-quality research without imposing unnecessary administrative burdens.
  2. Collaboration:  Working together with key institutional stakeholders, and drawing on the collective strengths of our research compliance offices, to produce administrative efficiency and nurture positive, long-term relationships with college leadership, faculty members, students and administrators, aligned in support of research excellence.
  3. Education and Outreach: Developing innovative training and outreach programs that provide reliable, understandable and useful information on federal and state regulations that impact the University’s research mission and strategic goals.
  4. Leadership and Service: Providing pro-active, personalized assistance to support our faculty, students, research and administrative personnel, and compliance committees; and active involvement with external academic and industry organizations to identify and implement best practices that advance the tradition of research excellence at the University of Arizona.

We look forward to working with you.

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(520) 626-5515 – Phone
(520) 621-3355 - Fax

Street Address
1618 E. Helen Street
Tucson, Az. 85721
Mailing Address
POB 210409
Tucson, AZ. 85721
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