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Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA)

East Hill Office Building
Suite 320
395 Pine Tree Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) supports the Cornell research community by providing guidance on research integrity and responsible conduct of research (RCR). ORIA oversees research compliance programs for all aspects of RCR in research integrity, financial conflicts of interest related to research, export and import controls, research with live vertebrate animals, human participants, and regulated biological materials. ORIA establishes research integrity and research assurance in the following functional areas: 


How can ORIA help?

ORIA supports the research community by providing guidance on: 

  • Preparing required protocols
  • Understanding state and federal regulations
  • Explaining University policies governing research and compliance
  • Providing individual or group training sessions
  • Reporting allegations of research or research-related misconduct

Contact ORIA to discuss how we can help you with a specific topic, compliance issues, guidance on regulations, or provide a general overview of the Office of Research Integrity and Assurance.


ORIA Leadership


Chief Research Compliance Officer; Research Integrity Officer; Interim Export Control and Research Security Officer
Mark F. Hurwitz, Ph.D., P.E.


Director of Research Assurance
Christine Bellezza, DVM

Pages for Committee Members

ORIA works with faculty oversight committees and boards to promote the ethical conduct of research and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. More details on each committee can be found in the following: