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Oversight & Outreach

The Oversight and Outreach Office is independent of the WF IACUC and IRB and reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Regulatory Affairs and Research Integrity.  The goal of the program is to help fulfill the institution’s responsibility for ensuring compliance with federal regulations governing animal and human research, and to promote an environment in which research is conducted according to the highest standards.

The primary responsibilities of the program are quality assurance, post approval monitoring of IACUC and IRB protocol activity, management of adverse events and investigating incidents of noncompliance.

The Oversight and Outreach Office is available to help investigators and their research teams understand and comply with federal regulations in order to promote proactive self-regulation.  Educational programs in compliance objectives, best research practices and changes in regulations are provided several times throughout the year.

BLOOM: Best-practice Learning with Oversight and Outreach Mentorship. Oversight and Outreach Specialists hold open consultation hours on Fridays, from 10 am until 12 pm in the CTSI, Meads Hall, First Floor. These times are available to research coordinators, research  nurses, research project managers, principal investigators, and other research study team members who are seeking assistance with conducting human subject research protocols approved by the WFIRB. No appointment is needed.  For questions, please contact an Oversight & Outreach Specialist at mtrader@wakehealth.edu or mragusky@wakehealth.edu.

Study Management Tools

Find guidance on human and animal research at Wake Forest, including useful forms, templates, and educational resources in our Study Management Tools.

Research Terms

New to research or just need a refresher? Review human or animal research glossaries and commonly used acronyms in human or animal research.