The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) is responsible for the development and implementation of university policies and Standard Operating Procedures related to the use of human subjects in research, the use of animals in research, conflicts of professional interests, misconduct in science, and other regulatory compliance programs. The ORC also supports the university community in promoting the responsible conduct of research investigations.
Regulatory and compliance committees adhere to the imposed federal and state laws regarding research activities. Non-compliance can result in severe penalties to the institution and, in some instances, to the individual. it is the responsibility of all faculty members to be familiar with university policy as it relates to those areas of research requiring compliance with government regulations.
Thank you for taking the time to review our website and for maintaining Mercer University's exceptional standards of professional and scientific conduct.