About the Office of Research Oversight
The Office of Research Oversight (ORO) reflects Georgetown University’s ongoing commitment to consolidate and harmonize research compliance activities across all campuses. Reporting jointly to the Medical Center Vice President for Biomedical Graduate Education and Research and the Main Campus Vice Provost for Research, ORO’s activities are primarily concentrated in the areas of conflict of interest; conflict of commitment; export controls; malign foreign influence; research misconduct; and responsible conduct of research.
ORO and the team of professionals formerly in the Office of Regulatory Affairs but who now report directly to the Dean of Research work in cooperation with the University community to facilitate research integrity in the design, conduct, review and reporting of research, and to promote adherence to applicable laws, regulations, and professional and ethical standards.
Other Regulatory Offices
Other regulatory activities include oversight and guidance in human subject research; animal care and use; biosafety; chemical safety; radiation safety; occupational health; handling of hazardous, controlled or regulated substances; and material transfers.
Animal Care and Use (IACUC)
The IACUC’s mission is to ensure the proper care and humane treatment of animals.