Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA)

Collaborating to protect the rights of research subjects, the research environment, and the community

The Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA) is an administrative resource that collaborates with researchers to ensure UCSC conducts research consistent with regulatory, statutory, and organization requirements. ORCA helps enforce and establish standards to guide research activities that protect research subjects, the research environment, and the community.

ORCA supports the following research compliance areas: