Research Compliance Advisory Committee

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Compliance (ORC) was created to enhance oversight of the various research compliance functions at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2006. The ORC was started to develop and enhance policies and procedures to ensure that WCMC remains compliant with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. We believe that the strength of compliance at WCMC must be rooted in our institutional culture.

With this in mind, we organized the Research Compliance Advisory Committee (RCAC) to bring together members of our faculty, staff, and administration to dialogue and further enhance WCMC's ability to meet its compliance responsibilities. This group meets quarterly to review current practices and to anticipate future needs. The goals of the RCAC are to identify and implement best practices as it pertains to research compliance. We achieve these goals through education, communication and providing infrastructure.

Additionally, the Executive Research Compliance Team which is composed of the Associate Provost for Research, Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chief Operating Officer, University Auditor, WCMC Counsel, and the Director for Research Compliance, meets to implement recommendations made by the RCAC. Indeed, ours is a cooperative and multifaceted organizational approach to compliance.

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