The Office of Regulatory Research Compliance at Howard University facilitates the work of researchers through the management and support of five University review and compliance committees. The ORRC is a partner with the Howard University research community in the shared responsibility to ensure 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.
The ORRC also has the responsibility to protect the integrity of research conducted at Howard University through its support of the Research Misconduct Committee; supporting investigations and corrective actions related to non-compliance and misconduct.
The ORRC also supports the responsible conduct of research by offering education and training in collaboration with the Graduate School and to faculty, staff, students, and the community.
RESEARCH SUBJECTS PROTECTION TRAINING:
Human Participants: Howard University currently uses the web-based modules available at the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website ( www.citiprogram.org ) certification in human participants protection training. Animal Subjects: Howard University currently uses the web-based modules available the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website ( www.citiprogram.org ) for certiciaiton in animal subjects protection training.
INFORMATION ON JUST-IN-TIME (JIT) NOTIFICATIONS
JIT notifications simple come with a request to provide a rought time table for IRB review. Please read your JIT notice letter carefully to see what is required. JITs do not warrant immediate review and will be scheduled for review at the next available IRB meeting. The investigator must communicate with the funding agency to tell them the study's expected IRB review date.
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
Office of Regulatory Research Compliance
Office of Regulatory
1328 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
ORRC is located on the
second floor of the Manhattan