The overall mission of the Office of Human Research Compliance (OHRC) is to establish a comprehensive Human Research Protection Program at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
The goals of this office are to provide ethical and regulatory oversight of research that involves human subjects by:
The OHRC provides professional advice and leadership to NIEHS in the protection of human subjects participating in research. This is accomplished by training and educating investigators to establish an atmosphere within their research programs which creates a culture of respect for and awareness of the rights and welfare of human research participants at NIEHS and its affiliated sites. In addition, OHRC promotes awareness to Investigators that research participants are partners in their research program and therefore should be fully informed of all procedures and the risks and benefits associated with participating in the research study.
Joan Packenham, Ph.D.
Tel (919) 541-0766
Tel (919) 541-5047
Craig Wladyka, RHIA, CIP
Tel (919) 541-3822
Tel (919) 541-3852
Tel (919) 541-7817
Christine Philput, Ph.D.
AAHRPP Accreditation & Quality Assurance Specialist
To contact this office please send all inquiries to: E-mail address: NIEHS-OfficeofHRC@niehs.nih.gov; Telephone Number (919) 541-3852