It is our mission to foster a culture of integrity and compliance within the University directed at ensuring that participants in the West Virginia University research enterprise internalize and pursue the goal of self-directed responsible conduct of research.

We operate as facilitators, educators, and a resource center for the WVU research community.

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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 integrity in research through training, education and consultation.