Research Administration and Compliance

Research Administration and Compliance:

  • Supports campus researchers and their staff with a variety of extramural funding transactions
  • Guides the University towards achieving the highest ethical and legal standards of research conduct
  • Manages the central administration for the Office of Research

Research Administration and Compliance units:

Institutional Review Board Administration

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration provides education and training, administrative and record-keeping support, and conducts quality improvement audits for the Institutional Review Board. The IRB is a campus-wide committee established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects in research studies conducted under the auspices of the University of California, Davis.

Research Compliance and Integrity

Research Compliance and Integrity promotes integrity through education and training and by developing and implementing policies and procedures to assure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations regarding the responsible conduct of research.

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs assists the campus research community in its efforts to secure extramural funding while promoting proper stewardship of those funds.

Office of Research Central Administrative units:

Business & Finance

Business & Finance works in partnership with the UC Davis community including administrators, faculty, staff, research unit directors and managers to deliver financially sound and cost-effective business processes.

Communications and Marketing

Communications & Marketing provides strategic leadership for print and electronic publications about the value of UC Davis research to the general public and state, national and international decision makers.

Human Resources

The OR HR Team works in partnership with research unit managers and their teams, with individual employees, and with supervisors and managers in the Office of Research to provide programs and services that create a work environment of employee empowerment.


Research Administration and Compliance is one of three Office of Research areas of emphasis. Others are: