Research Compliance

Office for Research Compliance

The University of Alabama is dedicated to assisting faculty, research associates, staff, and students in understanding federal, state and university research compliance standards and regulations.

The purpose of the Office for Research Compliance (ORC) is to provide internal oversight on compliance relating to the performance of human and animal research, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct and export control. ORC emphasis is to ensure the rights and well being of human and animal subjects, ensure regulatory compliance, support our investigators and staff, protect the University and advance science. Please contact Carpantato Myles, 205-348-8461 if you have any questions or comments.

You may also submit comments using our online feedback form, available here.


Please do not hesitate  to contact us if you have any compliance related questions.

Notice to Employees of Whistleblower Protection

The Office for Research Compliance is apprising the research community of a recently enacted federal government pilot program entitled, “Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections (41 U.S.C. 4712)” (effective until January 17, 2017). The purpose of the Program is to provide protections for employees against reprisal for certain whistleblowing activities in relation to federal grants and contracts. Information of the program’s provisions can be found here.

UA is committed to operating with integrity and in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies.  The University does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report compliance concerns in good faith. For additional information please see How To Make A Report.