The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) is an administrative operation serving all of PHMC and its affiliates whenever research studies must comply with federal regulations. The mission of ORC is to ensure institutional compliance, promote ethical research practice, and safeguard PHMC’s clients and patients in research. ORC’s functions include operating two Institutional Review Boards (one general board and one specialized board in addictions/behavioral health) and a Data & Safety Monitoring Board. In addition, ORC staff reviews and manages Financial Conflicts of Interest; ensures compliance on research grant applications, contracts, and MOUs; advises investigators on human research ethics and HIPAA for research; and conducts trainings on human subject protections.

PHMC’s Office of Research Compliance is also available to support your research study needs. Learn more and reach out to The Office of Research Compliance here.