The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) provides support for the University of South
Carolina research community by assisting its researchers stay abreast of and in compliance
with regulatory requirements.
ORC strives to ensure that the USC’s faculty, students and staff, conduct their research
activities in a manner that is consistent with established ethical principles, regulatory
requirements, and organizational policy. To this end, ORC assists investigators,
department chairs, deans and upper administration implement policies and adhere to
regulatory requirements in the following areas:
human subject protection
laboratory animal welfare
disclosure and management of financial conflicts of interest
If you have questions about compliance or regulations related to your research, please
contact us for assistance. We're here to help!
Office of Research Compliance (ORC)
1600 Hampton Street, Suite 414 Columbia, SC 29208 Office: 803-777-7095 Fax: 803-576-5589 Thomas Coggins, Director firstname.lastname@example.org 803-777-4456 Lisa M. Johnson, Assistant Director email@example.com 803-777-6670