Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA)

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

The Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA) is an administrative office that works together with the UCSC research community to ensure UCSC research is conducted ethically and consistent with regulatory and organizational 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: