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OCR Concierge Services

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Nov 29, 2017 9am-12pm
Dec 5, 2017 1pm-4pm
Dec 13, 2017 9am-12pm
Jan 2, 2018 1pm-4pm
Jan 3, 2018 9am-12pm
Jan 17, 2018 9am-12pm
Jan 31, 2018 9am-12pm

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Office Closure Notice for Winter Holidays

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In observance of the Winter Holidays, the Office of Clinical Research will be closed from December 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. If you have an urgent OCR request during this time, you may email or



Our next Forum is scheduled for:

December 19, 2017

Room 309L, 3:00 pm

Topic: "New Clinical Trial Submission Process"

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AAHRPP Site Visit

The Health Science Center received a site visit by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs March 27-29, 2017.
Full Accreditation was awarded June 12, 2017.

Learn More about the AAHRPP site visit and accreditation process


Updates to OCR Website, Forms, Policies

As of May 8, 2017:
updates to Training Requirements pages

Make sure to always download forms from the OCR and IRB websites to ensure you are using the most current versions!



The OCR is committed to supporting the research community in the conduct of ethical clinical research and human subject protection in compliance with the required federal, state, and local regulations. The office provides consultation on questions related to regulations and standards of practice governing human research. The OCR provides education and training; develops policy and processes; and leads quality improvement efforts in areas of clinical trial management. It endeavors to create an interdisciplinary collaborative environment among the research teams, fostering best practices.