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
Human Research Protections Program (IRB)
WVU has established a Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) within the ORIC.
Conflict of Interest (COI)
Encouraging faculty, students and staff to participate in research with the highest ethical standards.
Animal Care & Use (IACUC)
Animal-related activities are essential to WVU’s research and help WVU advance the quality of life for people & animals.
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Fostering integrity in research through training, education and consultation.