The Office of Research Policy and Compliance (RPC) provides leadership in shaping, interpreting and implementing UC and UCLA research-related policies, procedures and guidance. RPC serves as the administrative home of the Conflict of Interest Review Committee (CIRC).
RPC works collaboratively with other UC and campus officials and units to resolve complex and sensitive issues related to research integrity and compliance. The office provides the campus community with advice and counsel on matters related to the interpretation and application of research related policies. RPC is also responsible for the implementation of federal export control regulations. Staff work closely with, and support the Vice Chancellor for Research in fulfilling the role of campus Research Integrity Officer in responding to, investigating and reporting allegations of research misconduct.
The office operates under the direction of Ann Pollack, Assistant Vice Chancellor – Research, and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research.