RCS Quarterly Update: Fall 2017

Updates to Federal Policy on Human Subjects

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 16 other federal departments and agencies have adopted revised regulations surrounding the protection of human research participants.   The new final rule goes into effect January 19, 2018 and updates the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, also known as the Common Rule, under 45 CFR 46, Subpart A.  RCS will be updating policies, forms, and guidance to address these important changes.  Research Compliance Services (RCS) will keep the UO research community apprised through announcements on our website and through other education and outreach offerings.

RCS Workshops and Office Hours

RCS is offering multiple workshops on research protocols, as well as holding weekly office hours.


  • November 15, 2 - 3:30 pm - IRB Submission and Protocol
  • November 16, 10 - 11:30 am - How to Write a Research Plan
  • Details and Registration

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Wednesday 2 - 4 pm

Retirement Announcement

Joe Wisecaver, a Research Compliance Administrator in Research Compliance Services is retiring!  Joe joined the University of Oregon in September, 2009.  During this time Joe has played a key role in the University’s review and management of conflicts of interest in research, including implementation of revised Federal regulations in 2011 and the adoption of the University’s revised policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research (FCOIR).  He also has been instrumental in the operational work to facilitate the review of declared interests, including adoption of best practices and efficient processes in determining conflicts of interest in research to ensure regulatory compliance.  This foundational work will continue to foster a culture of research integrity at UO.  Over the years he has assisted countless faculty with the FCOIR disclosure process, and provided valuable support and expertise to other administrators and UO leadership engaged in the management of financial conflicts.  Additionally, Joe has been a leading contributor in improvements to all of RCS’s internal processes and procedures through identifying and crafting electronic systems enhancements and solutions.  Joe’s expertise and sense of humor will be missed!  We wish him great happiness in his travel and hobby related endeavors ahead!


Research Compliance Services
Research Compliance Services supports and protects the interest of the University, faculty, staff, students and research subjects in research compliance matters.


Phone: (541) 346-2510          E-mail: ResearchCompliance@uoregon.edu