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.
Chief Research Compliance Officer; Research Integrity Officer
Mark F. Hurwitz, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Research Integrity; Export Control and Compliance Officer
Sarah Schlagter, Esq.
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:
- Financial Conflict of Interest Committee (FCOI)
- Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (ESCRO)
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
- Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
- Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Responsible Conduct of Research Committee (RCRC)
- Research Integrity Council (RIC)
- Research Security and Compliance Committee (RSCC)