Research Compliance


The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) is responsible for oversight, monitoring, development, and promulgation of policies and programs, and administration of review committees (where applicable) for the following compliance areas: 

Human Research Protections, Animal Research Protections, Use of Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules in Research,  Use of Stem Cells in Research,  Investigator Financial Conflicts of Interest, Laboratory Safety, Responsible Conduct in Research and Scholarship (RCRS), and Export Controls.

The ORC, through the Research Integrity Officer, receives allegations of research misconduct, and ensures compliance with University and federal policies and procedures governing such cases. 

Animal Use In Research

Biosafety in Research

Conflict of Interest

Controlled Substances In Research

Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)

Export Controls

Government Classified and Controlled Unclassified Information

Human Subjects In Research


myResearch IRB

Radioactive Drug Metabolism Research

Research Misconduct

Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship

Stem Cells Research



  • Annual Certifications are due annually by May 1st

When Is It Required to Report a Change in External Interest or Commitment?

  • Within thirty (30) days of discovering or acquiring a new external interest or commitment.
  • At the time of establishing a faculty owned company.
  • At the request of the DIO, where new external interests or commitments have come to the attention of the DIO.
  • Travel must be disclosed within thirty (30) days of said travel. Alternatively, travel that is anticipated can be disclosed anytime in advance and would satisfy the thirty (30) day requirement.

There are many policies in place relevant to the research community at Stony Brook. They can be found at this site.

The Office of Research Compliance staff directory outlines the various individuals and their respective positions/roles. 

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee works to ensure that research is conducted in a way that

  1. avoids or minimizes discomfort, distress, and pain in experimental animals consistent with sound scientific practices
  2. uses the minimum number of animals necessary to obtain valid results, and
  3. considers non-animal models wherever possible

The University uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) web-based program to meet our training needs.

Select "SUNY - University at Stony Brook" as your institution and then use your NetID and password.

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