The mission of the Research Compliance Program (RCP) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is:
- To protect all of our research participants
- To educate our investigators in the conduct of research that is safe, effective and in compliance with federal, state and institutional requirements
- To maintain a comprehensive and integrated compliance program that is facilitative and educational for the research community and provides Cincinnati Children’s assurance that research is being conducted ethically and in compliance with the above requirements
The RCP achieves this mission primarily through supporting the other program areas within ORCRA by providing the necessary and independent internal compliance auditing and investigation functions. The RCP also collaborates closely with ORCRA’s Research Education Program to identify and facilitate many of the institution’s research-related education and training needs.
The Research Compliance Program consists of auditing and QA oversight for the following functional areas: