Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

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Offices And Committees

Center for Clinical Studies (CCS)

Administrative and clinical research services from the initial proposal phase through study close-out

Conflicts of Interest Review Committee (CIRC), Danforth

Helps to assure compliance with federal regulations and University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures governing financial conflicts of interest related to research

Conflicts of Interest Review Committee (CIRC), School of Medicine

Helps to assure compliance with federal regulations and University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures governing financial conflicts of interest related to research.

Conflicts of Interest (COI)

CUI/Information Security

The WashU CUI project team is made up of individuals from throughout the university, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of obtaining and maintaining an adequate Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) level.

Data & GIS Services

The Research Data Services & GIS team assists faculty, students and staff in the learning and implementation of spatial and data-related technologies and the management of their research data.

Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM)

  • Phone: 314-362-3700

Animal procurement, husbandry, facility operations, technical and veterinary support

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) Committee

Provides oversight of all human embryonic stem cells and certain research uses of human pluripotent stem cells at Washington University

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

Compliance oversight and consulting help in all areas of safety

Export Control

Export control oversight, including the development and implementation of procedures to promote the University’s ongoing compliance with export control laws and the development of training and education for faculty and staff

HIPAA/Information Security

Protects the privacy of patients' health information and the data of the WashU community

HIPAA Privacy Office

The Washington University HIPAA Privacy Office works with all members of our workforce including faculty, staff, and students to help them understand their responsibilities to protect the confidentiality of our patients’ health information.

Human Research Protection Office (HRPO)

Works closely with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) including review process and administrative functions

Office of Information Security

The Office of Information Security works with researchers, offering tools, services, and guidance to protect research, meet regulatory requirements, and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Animal care and use policies and guidelines; protocol and amendment review; semi-annual inspections; controlled substances

Institutional Biological & Chemical Safety Committee (IBC)

Responsible for ensuring that research carried out at WUSTL is conducted in a safe and responsible manner. The IBC oversees research involving recombinant DNA, infectious or potentially infectious agents, and/or hazardous chemicals

Institutional Conflict of Interest Committee

Evaluates potential institutional conflicts of interest (ICOIs) related to research to help assure compliance with the university's ICOI policy

Internal Audit

  • Phone: 314-362-4910

An independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the university’s operations.

Internal Selections Review Committee

Responsible for the review, selection, and recommendation of internal candidates for limited submission programs.

Joint Research Office for Contracts (JROC)

The mission of JROC is to provide high quality customer service to principal investigators, administrators, and sponsors by drafting, reviewing, negotiating and signing research-related agreements on a university-wide basis.

Lab Animal Management & Protocol System Project

Oversees the implementation of the LAMPS eProtocol and eAnimal Ordering modules

mHealth Research Core

mHealth Research Core: Enhancing mobile health (mHealth) Research at Washington University.

Office of Research Integrity & Ethics (ORIE)

  • Phone: 314-362-2709

Provides programmatic resources for: Individual and Institutional Conflicts of Interest , Human Stem Cell Research, Research Integrity and Authorship Standards , Human Research Quality Assurance and Improvement, Institutional Animal Care and Use.

Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

Mission Statement: To facilitate, assist, guide and support faculty and administrative personnel in all aspects of their work associated with submitting proposals and executing outgoing subawards.

Office of Technology Management (OTM)

The Office of Technology Management pairs cutting-edge Washington University in St. Louis research with expertise to create a pipeline of opportunities to benefit society.

Physician Billing Compliance

Internal audits of clinical business units and physician practices, billing and compliance training and resources for faculty and staff

Postdoctoral Affairs

Provides support and resources for postdoctoral researchers, as well as faculty and administration, and advocates for postdoctoral issues

Research Analytics

Research Analytics is a joint venture between the School of Medicine and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research that takes a data-driven approach to answering strategic research and institutional questions.

Research Development Office (RDO)

The Research Development Office guides faculty in the pursuit of research funding, the formation of cross-disciplinary science teams, and the development of collaborative research center proposals.

Research Education & Information (REI)

Provides programming, resources, and tools that promote ethical and responsible conduct of research and support research management and compliance activities

Research Infrastructure Services (RIS)

Provides high-performance, research focused, IT services and technologies. These services facilitate Washington University in St. Louis’ world-class research programs and collaborative partnerships.

Committee on Research Integrity, Danforth Campus

Evaluates and adjudicates cases of alleged research misconduct against staff, students, trainees, postdoctoral appointees, and/or faculty members with primary appointments in the Schools of the Danforth Campus.

Committee on Research Integrity, School of Medicine

Evaluates and adjudicates cases of alleged research misconduct against staff, students, trainees, postdoctoral appointees, and/or faculty members with primary appointments in the School of Medicine

Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA)

Effort reporting, cost sharing, program income, project closeout

Training Grants

Assists with proposal development and submission efforts for both new and renewal training grant applications


Trial CARE (Coordination, Acceleration, and Recruitment Enhancement): To improve patient care and public health by maximizing the feasibility, innovative capacity, and impact of clinical trials being conducted by WashU investigators.

Undergraduate Research

Facilitates and Promotes faculty-mentored undergraduate research experiences in all schools and all disciplines