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The Research Compliance Office (RCO) will be closed during Stanford’s Winter Closure from Thursday, December 21, 2023 through Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

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Research Compliance Office (RCO)


The Research Compliance Office (RCO) is responsible for oversight and management of Stanford’s Administrative (Compliance) Panels (Human Subjects (IRB), Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO), and Laboratory Animal Care (APLAC)) and ensures compliance with applicable policies, accreditation standards and external regulations. Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for the Biosafety and Radiological Safety Panels. The Administrative panels report to the President through the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research.