We operate as facilitators, educators, and a resource center, helping the West Virginia University research community navigate the complex regulatory landscape governing higher education institutions.

Introductory Video
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Human Research Protections Program (IRB)

WVU has established a Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) within the ORIC.

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Conflict of Interest (COI)

Encouraging faculty, students and staff to participate in research with the highest ethical standards.

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Animal Care & Use (IACUC)

Animal-related activities are essential to WVU’s research and help WVU advance the quality of life for people & animals.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Fostering support in research through training, education and consultation.


The Office of Research Compliance is located on the second floor of the Chestnut Ridge Research Building. This building is also home to the Office of Sponsored Programs (2nd Floor), Technology Transfer (7th Floor) and the Research Office (4th Floor).