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Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Research Compliance (ORC) is to ensure that research conducted by IU and affiliated researchers is not only in compliance with all applicable regulatory, statutory, and organizational requirements, but also meets the standards of best practices while minimizing impediments to research and burdens on the research community. 

Our Organization

The ORC is composed of the following functional units:

Senior Leadership

Fred H. Cate – Vice President for Research
John Baumann – Associate Vice President for Research Compliance
Eric Swank – Executive Director for RIICE
Shelley Bizila – Research Integrity Officer
Shawn Axe – Director, Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

Advisory Committees

Compliance Committees

  • Conflict of Interest Committee
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Institutional Bio-Safety Committee (IBC)
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Radiation Safety Committee
  • Research Misconduct Inquiry and Investigation Committees

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