Research Compliance Services (RCS) supports and protects the interests of the University, faculty, staff, students and human research subjects in research compliance matters through guidance, education, and technical assistance.

We work with the University of Oregon research community to ensure the responsible and ethical conduct of research by offering the following services:

  • Protecting human subjects in research
  • Managing conflicts of interest in research
  • Training in the responsible conduct of research
  • Investigating allegations of research misconduct
  • Education in research ethics and research compliance

News and Announcements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 federal agencies issued a final rule updating the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the “Common Rule”) that safeguards individuals who participate in research. Most provisions in the new rule were scheduled to go into effect January 19, 2018 have been delayed until July 19, 2018

Update January 17, 2018: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal departments and agencies have announced an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that delays the revised “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects” (also known as the Common Rule) which was scheduled to go into effect January 19, 2018. The IFR delays the effective date and general compliance date of the revisions to the Common Rule to July 19, 2018.  For the full text of the federal register notice, click here.

Until July 19, 2018, institutions are required to comply with the pre-2018 Common Rule. RCS has reviewed our most recently developed and issued materials to ensure only those that continue to comply with the pre-2018 Common Rule are available to the research community.  We will continue to keep the research community informed of any further information.

Click here to read a letter to the UO Research Community from Vice President for Research and Innovation David Conover about the Common Rule changes. 

Workshops and Office Hours!

Students, staff, and faculty are all encouraged to attend a workshop and welcome to drop by our office for consultations during open office hours!

  • Drop in office hours for general questions:
    • Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Wednesdays: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Time dedicated to questions regarding the Revised Common Rule:
    • Thursdays: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Research and Innovation Services News and Annoucements