There are several compliance panels within the Research Compliance Office at Stanford. ICO may be required to confirm with one or more compliance offices that your activity is accounted for in an approved protocol. The compliance office may request revisions to the protocol before the contract is completed.
Human Subjects (IRB)
An approved IRB protocol is required for agreements involving human subjects research. ICO may request a Determination of Human Subjects Research in some cases.
Stem Cells (SCRO)
An approved SCRO protocol is required for agreements involving human stem cells, embryos, or oocytes. A SCRO protocol may be needed even if IRB is not required.
An approved Controlled Radiation Authorization (CRA) is required for agreements involving radiologically hazardous material.
An approved APLAC protocol is required for agreements involving live vertebrate animals.
An approved APB protocol is required for agreements involving biohazardous or infectious materials.
When biohazardous or infectious materials are involved in an agreement, ICO will reach out to the APB to confirm we can move forward.
rDNA or Viral Vectors (APB)
An approved APB protocol is required for rDNA or viral vectors non-exempt under NIH guidelines.
When rDNA or viral vectors non-exempt under NIH guidelines are involved in an agreement, the PI must confirm that the activity in the agreement is accounted for in an approved protocol. ICO will not reach out to APB.
In addition to the RCO panels, ICO may also need to consult with other offices within Stanford.
ICO may need to consult with the Privacy office if sensitive information will be sent or received.
ICO may need to consult with Export Control if Stanford is working with a foreign company or sending materials to a foreign country.
Conflicts of Interest (COI)
ICO will need to consult with the COI office if a Stanford researcher has a conflict of interest with a company. The researcher will be asked to provide a Statement of Work and complete a questionnaire through the Outside Professional Activities Certification System (OPACS).
ICO requires a faculty member to serve as Principal Investigator for each agreement. The Principal Investigator must be a member of the Academic Council, Med Center Line, or obtain a PI waiver.