UCSC Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA)

Collaborating to protect the rights of researchers, the environment and the community

Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA) Services is an administrative resource to ensure UCSC conducts its educational, research, and business processes in a manner that is consistent with regulatory, statutory, and organization requirements. This collaborative effort throughout the entire UCSC community is designed to achieve compliance and establish standards guiding research activities to protect the the rights of the researchers, the environment and the community.

Our office provides support for the following areas:

  • Human Subjects (IRB Committee)
  • Animal Care and Use (IACUC Committee)
  • Conflict of Interest Committee
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Training
  • Research Misconduct Investigations
  • Stem Cell Committe Campus Oversight
  • Consultation on other Research Compliance Areas