Research Compliance Services

About Research Compliance Services

Research Compliance Services (RCS) was created at the University of Oregon as a central research integrity office to help faculty, staff, and students navigate complex federal and state research compliance regulations, so that innovative and collaborative research may flourish. RCS partners with other research units to coordinate the activities of various compliance oversight committees.

UO researchers, students, staff and administrators may call on RCS staff for assistance with training, policies, procedures or compliance related problem-solving. If you require assistance, please contact us.

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster a culture of research integrity at the University of Oregon in compliance with governmental regulations and institutional requirements through guidance, education, and technical assistance for the university research community. By promoting the ethical and responsible conduct of research, we enable and encourage the advancement of knowledge, innovation and stewardship of resources and public trust. We support the interests of the University, faculty, staff and students, and the protection of the rights and welfare of participants in human research by facilitating regulatory compliance and best practices.

Our Vision

Research Compliance Services aspires to be an asset to the University research community by serving as a knowledgeable resource and providing excellent customer service through collaboration, consistency, and integrity.

What We Do

Research Compliance Services works with the University community to provide a variety of services related to research integrity and compliance by:

  • Supporting the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS), which serves as the University of Oregon's Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Provide consultation and guidance in the navigation of the IRB review process for Human Subject Research review.
  • Coordinating the translation of legislation and regulatory requirements into University policy and procedures.
  • Reviewing individual disclosures of potential conflicts of interest in research and assisting in the management or elimination of those conflicts.
  • Supporting the Conflict of Interest in Research Committee (COIRC).
  • Facilitating Responsible Conduct of Research training and education that provides a basic understanding of research compliance and integrity issues.
  • Leading inquiries regarding alleged research misconduct and violation of regulations, policies and guidelines governing research misconduct.
  • Supporting the University's Institutional Official for human and animal subject research, as well as research activities monitored by the Radiation Safety Committee, Lab Safety Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee and Laser Safety Committee. Support for these safety committees is provided by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

Consultations and Office Hours

  • In-person office hours and consultations have been temporarily suspended in response to recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, and the University's Incident Management Team. Please contact our office by phone at 541-346-2510 or email at if you would like to consult with a Research Compliance Administrator regarding your research. Find more information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) at

Contact Information

Research Compliance Services is located in the PeaceHealth North Building, Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District.

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   677 East 12th Ave, Suite 500
   Eugene, OR 97403
   Phone: (541) 346-2510
   Fax: (541) 346-5138
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   5237 University of Oregon
   Eugene, OR 97403-5237