The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) ensures compliance with ethical and legal responsibilities in research involving live vertebrate animals, biosafety, chemical safety, scientific diving and boating, radiation safety, human subjects and financial conflicts of interest. ORI includes the office and committees listed on the right,  and works closely with the listed, related compliance committees.

A  message from Oregon State University President Ed Ray

Oregon State University faculty, staff and students engage in activities associated with innovative and high impact research, instruction and outreach/engagement, and are at the forefront of many new discoveries. The activities bear with them certain ethical and legal responsibilities. The University Administration is committed to the highest standards of integrity and resolves that such activities undertaken by OSU faculty, staff, and students should be conducted in accordance with strict ethical principles and in compliance with institutional policies, federal and state laws and regulations, and other applicable requirements.

Adherence to high standards provides a framework for (i) achieving full compliance with applicable ethical, regulatory and University requirements and (ii) promoting an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance. Areas in which integrity is critical to success include, but are not limited to: human subject research; animal care and use; biosafety; chemical safety; radiation safety; occupational safety; export controls; conflicts of interest; diving safety; small boat safety; handling of hazardous, controlled or regulated substances; material transfers; environmental protection; and research misconduct.

The University, through its compliance committees and authorized officials, will issue and promulgate institutional policies and procedures to ensure the appropriate and responsible conduct of all applicable activities at Oregon State University.

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