Our Mission

Support faculty, students, staff and university administration in efforts to encourage and support research, creative activities, and other expressions of academic scholarship.

Mentored Learning

We sponsor several mentoring programs (ORCA and MEG grants) that connect undergraduate students with faculty mentors to work on research projects and creative endeavors.

Compliance Committees

ORCA houses three compliance committees responsible for managing and approving human subject (IRB), animal subject (IACUC), and recombinant DNA (IBC) research.


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December 2016

1st IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
12th IACUC January Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th IRB January Meeting Deadline
IACUC January Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
23th-26th Christmas Holiday
30th New Years Holiday

January 2017

2th New Years Holiday
7th IACUC Meeting
12 IRB Meeting
10th IACUC February Meeting Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
16th Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
20th IRB February Meeting Deadline
20 IACUC February Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)



STEM Research Development

Year-to-Date Totals:

Awards: 362
Funding: $36,449,725

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