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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June 2017

1st IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
10th IACUC July Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th IRB July Meeting Deadline
IACUC July Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)

July 2017

4th Independence Day Holiday
6th IACUC Meeting
IRB Meeting
11th IACUC August Deadline (to Preliminary Reviewers)
20th IRB August Meeting Deadline
IACUC August Deadline (to IACUC Secretary)
24th Pioneer Day Holiday



STEM Research Development

Year-to-Date Totals:

Awards: 154
Funding: $13,581,647

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