***March 2020 – Due to COVID-19, the Office of Research Compliance is open and operational for virtual business only. Staff may be reached by email and phone. If you need to visit our office in person, please contact a member of the ORC staff to check availability before doing so. For ongoing guidance on research activities and COVID-19, please visit Guidance on research continuity.

Welcome to the Office of Research Compliance

The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) provides support for institutional committees and Marquette faculty, staff and students for research involving human subjects, animal subjects, radioisotope use and research with recombinant DNA (rNDA). The ORC assists researchers with navigating research regulations, provides educational programming and supports collaboration with other research institutions.

This website is designed to be a resource for Marquette faculty, staff and student researchers. If you have suggestions on how to this improve this website, please let us know.

Learn more about our programs

Animal Care and Use: The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Animal Resource Center (ARC) oversee the university’s animal programs, facilities and procedures ensuring the appropriate care, use and humane treatment of animals being used for research, testing and education.

Biosafety and IBC: The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews research with recombinant DNA (rDNA) and other hazardous materials being conducted at Marquette.

Device Safety: Device safety review is required if Marquette faculty, staff or students are (a) manufacturing or fabricating a new device, or modifying a commercially available device AND (b) transferring the device to non-Marquette personnel.

Human Subjects Protection (IRB): The MU IRB reviews and approves research involving the use of human subjects under the jurisdiction of Marquette.

Radiation Safety: The use and possession of radioactive sources at Marquette is controlled and administered by the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC).