Effective July 1, 2020, Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) launched the newly formed Office of Research Ethics (ORE), merging and replacing its former Office for Responsible Research and Office of Research Integrity. By combining these units, the Office of Research Ethics will create a one-stop-shop for researchers to assist in meeting the ethics and compliance aspects of carrying out their research. 

While the website for the Office of Research Ethics is under development, we invite you to utilize this current compliance website for your human subjects research, animal research, research involving biohazards, and research involving radioactive materials needs. The purpose of the compliance review committees shown below is to review and approve all relevant proposals to ensure that they are in compliance with University, local, state, federal, and funding agency regulations for research. For other services of the Office of Research Ethics (ORE) including conflicts of interest and commitment; export controls; unmanned aircraft systems; foreign influence; research integrity; and training/prevention programs, please see the ORE links in the navigation panel to the left.

(click on a photo for more information about that committee)


ORR, ORI reorganize to form new Office of Research Ethics

COVID-19 Information:

Office Hours:


  • Monday, Nov 30 -- Jan 18                            ORE remote operational hours 7:30-4:00

    Thursday, Dec 24 -- Jan 3                            Partial closing – staff not taking vacation time are available from remote location;
                                                                           committee/team emails will be checked once a day on days that are not a university holiday

    Thursday, Dec 24 -- Friday, Dec 25             CLOSED FOR UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY

     Friday, Jan 1                                                 CLOSED FOR UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY

     Monday, Jan 18                                            CLOSED FOR UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY

     Tuesday, Jan 19                                            Return to Operational Hours 8:00-5:00

Protocol Review:  Winter Break Shutdown Information 2020

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