Office of Regulatory  Research Compliance 

Howard University
HU Research Bldg 1
1840 7th Street, NW
Suite 309
Washington, D.C. 20001

Phone: (202) 865-8597
Fax:     (202) 232-5286

ORRC is located directly across  from the Howard University        Shaw Metro on 7th Seventh St.(Georgia Ave) on the third floor       of  the Howard University    Research Building-1.

The Office of Regulatory Research Compliance (ORRC) ensures that research at the University is conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines that protect human participants, animals, students, and staff involved with research.

ORRC Organizational and Functional Chart

Additional roles of the ORRC are:

*  To support and promote ethical conduct of research at Howard University
*  To serve the Howard University community by facilitating institution-wide research compliance policy
    and procedures development;
*  To educate students & faculty about regulations related to human subjects research, animal care & 
    use, bio-safety, data use and ownership












  The ORRC currently provides compliance oversight to the following activities:

  • ​Animal Facilities & Programs
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)/Activities
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)/Activities
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) [Medical]
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) [Non-Medical]
  • Export Controls
  • Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOI)
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Radiation Safety
  • Responsible Conduct of Research



































ORRC is located directly across from the Howard University/Shaw Metro on 7th Seventh Street (Georgia Ave) on the third floor of the Howard University Research Building-1
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About ORRC
Office of Regulatory Research Compliance
ORRC staff is available to assist with any questions, concerns, and needs.  
 
Please contact us at 202-865-8597 or theorrc@howard.edu.