Laura McCabe, Associate Vice President for Research Regulatory Support
Michigan State University researchers seek to conduct their research in ways that protect the health and safety of research subjects and investigators as well as the environment. The Office of Research Regulatory Support (ORRS) offers online and face-to-face training and resources to help researchers assure safety in their labs, conduct research responsibly, and comply with relevant regulations. ORRS also pursues accreditation and certifications to assure that programs relating to human and animal subjects as well as environmental health and safety meet federal regulations. These efforts aim to maintain Michigan State University‘s respected compliance record. The major units within the office include:
Human Research Protection Program (HRRP) - protects individuals who are subjects of research and/or clinical investigations through MSU's commitment to follow ethical standards described in the Belmont Report and applicable federal, state, local, and university requirements. The program is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. The HRPP includes the offices of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Compliance, and provides support to the MSU IRB committees. For more information, call 1-517-355-2180, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit hrpp.msu.edu.
Animal Care Program - Provides support and oversight of all animal-related research, teaching, and outreach at Michigan State University, including ethical review of animal care; acquisition, husbandry and veterinary care of animals; training and educational opportunities; and public outreach. The animal care program is comprised of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Campus Animal Resources. The MSU animal care program is fully accredited by the AAALAC International. For more information visit https://animalcare.msu.edu/.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee implements the regulatory oversight requirement; contact the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at 1-517-432-8103; or email email@example.com.
Campus Animal Resources provides veterinary and daily husbandry care, as well as technical support, procurement and other administrative support for animal research and teaching endeavors in the biomedical housing facilities, as well as animal health oversight of agricultural species at MSU. For more information call 1-517-353-5064, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) - serves as a proactive provider of regulatory guidance, education, training, and compliance assistance to the university community to ensure that all faculty, students, and staff work in a safe and productive environment. The office acts as the primary liaison between the university and federal, state, and local environmental health agencies, including Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Michigan Department of Energy, Great Lakes and Environment and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. For more information, call 1-517-355-0153 or visit www.ehs.msu.edu.
Conflict Disclosure and Management - provides guidance and assists researchers with identifying, disclosing and managing their conflicts. The unit provides training and reporting that is consistent with local, state, and federal regulations. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.coi.msu.edu.
Export Control and Trade Sanctions - Oversees the university's compliance with federal export control regulations, which impose controls on export controlled technologies including materials, equipment, data and software, and trade sanction regulations, which apply to certain individuals, entities and governments around the world, based on U.S. policy and national security goals. The unit maintains a university wide software license for restricted party screening and identifying lists of debarred parties and entities, and provides ongoing training programs for MSU personnel. Learn more at www.exportcontrols.msu.edu.
For more information about the ORRS, call 1-517-432-4500 or visit www.orrs.msu.edu.