Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP)


California Northstate University is committed to scientific and ethical integrity as well as academic excellence in all research activities that our students, faculty and staff are associated with. The ORSP’s division of research integrity and compliance serves to ensure compliance for research projects involving human subjects, animals and biohazardous materials. The ORSP Director serves as CNU’s Research Integrity and Compliance Officer and is responsible for administering, coordinating and assisting the CNU community in the implementation of and adherence to a broad range of university and governmental (state and federal) policies and regulations related to the conduct of sponsored research. As such, we provide oversight and coordination of the following sectors and regulatory boards.

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI)