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The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) is under the direction of Stephanie C. Guzik, MBA, BSN, RN. The ORC functions within the corporate compliance department. The office promotes a culture of compliance, research integrity, and high quality research within the Rush community. Oversight of the regulatory, ethical and compliance aspects of all research conducted at RUMC is a complex, multidimensional undertaking, and the ORC divides the responsibility for managing these dimensions across operational areas. Although collaboration and consultation among the areas is a daily occurrence, each operational area has primary responsibility for a specific regulatory or compliance area within the institution. The areas identified for evaluation of compliance with conducting research include, but are not limited to:
  • Human research protection regulations
  • Financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) in research
  • Clinical trial billing 
  • Scientific misconduct
  • Financial management associated with funded research
The ORC oversight of compliance is accomplished through policy review, education and training, directed “for-cause” audits and routine EQuIP (Education and Quality Improvement Program) compliance reviews and financial audits.

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