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The Research Compliance Office (RCO) will be closed during Stanford’s Winter Closure from Monday, December 14, 2020 through Sunday, January 3, 2021.  New protocols, Major Modifications and Continuing Review submissions must be submitted by November 12th, 2020. Minor modifications will be reviewed prior to winter closure, when possible. The RCO will provide critical support on a limited schedule and email messages and HelpSU tickets will be monitored during this time. Please contact your IRB or APLAC Panel Manager or IRB Education or APLAC Coordinator if you have any general questions.

The Research Compliance Office (RCO) is responsible for oversight and management of Stanford’s Administrative (Compliance) Panels 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.

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