The OHSU Research Integrity Office (ORIO) is charged with protecting and assuring compliance under the laws that govern the rights and welfare of human and animal subjects, and the oversight of basic and applied scientific research at OHSU.

To complete this mission, ORIO is composed of four oversight committees: The Institutional Review Board (IRB), which oversees human subjects research; The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which governs research dealing with animals; The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), who is charged with ensuring safety for all personnel working with rDNA and biohazardous agents; and the Conflict of Interest in Research (CoIR) Committee whose primary mission is to review potential conflicts of interest and determine appropriate management.

ORIO is committed to service. Effective October 1, 2006, ORIO agreed to a Service Level Understanding, which helps it meet OHSU’s research needs as timely and efficiently as possible.