Research Conduct & Compliance


Name: Theodore Taraschi, PhD
Position: Senior Associate Provost, Research Conduct & Compliance

Office Staff

Name: Larry Harshyne, PhD
Position: Assistant Provost, Research Conduct & Compliance
Name: Jessica Gutierrez
Position: Associate Director, Research Conduct & Compliance
Name: Alisha Clark
Position: Project Manager, Research Conduct & Compliance

The Office of Research Conduct and Compliance (ORCC) is overseen by Theodore F. Taraschi, PhD, Senior Associate Provost for Research Conduct and Compliance (SAPRCC), Research Integrity Officer (RIO).  This office facilitates the conduct of ethical and regulation-compliant (human and animal subject) research through an integrated system of research review, audit and educational programs in accordance with Thomas Jefferson University’s Research Compliance Program.

Organizational Chart (PDF)

The Office of Research Conduct & Compliance launched a SharePoint Site for the Research Community.  This site provides a comprehensive resource location to facilitate the conduct of research at Jefferson.

The SharePoint site highlights the following:

  • Compliance Areas
  • Policies and Guidelines
  • Foreign Influence on Research
  • Research Resources
  • NIH News

Office of Research Conduct & Compliance Office
1020 Locust Street, M-41F
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Compliance Areas

A list of entities at Thomas Jefferson University that are responsible for issues related to research administration, management, and compliance.


Policies & Guidelines

A consolidated list of key research policies, procedures, and other guidance.


Responsible Conduct of Research

A consolidated source for information and resources to help Jefferson research faculty navigate and fulfill these important responsibilities. 


Resources for Best Research Practice

Information regarding the best research practices.