Office of Regulatory Affairs

-- assisting the MSU community in understanding & complying with the laws, regulations & standards for research, teaching, and other University activities.

Touchscreen Tips

March 2015
visitor using touchscreenORA is installing touchscreens at several campus locations. Some of the content will be building-specific while other info will be tips for researchers in general.

In addition to using the touchscreen itself, QR codes are available for storing links with a QR app.

Tell us what you'd like to see on the touchscreen in your area. 



ORA Assisting in Sexual Harassment Policy Training for Faculty

January 2015

As part of its regulatory mission on campus, ORA is assisting the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Iniatives (i3) in the roll-out of its Relationship Violence & Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) Policy training. The training for faculty is one of several versions of the training directed at different audiences across campus. The faculty & staff version of the course will be hosted in ORA's LMS. It will cover the legal requirements of Title IX regulation and MSU policy.  

ORA also recently began hosting the I-9 Verifier Compliance training for Human Resources and the USDA - NIFA Research Integrity training. 


New Website for Animal Care Program -

November 2014 

In the next few weeks, those with IACUC and ULAR business, including AUF submissions, purchasing and housing animals for teaching, research, or outreach, will soon notice a big change.

CITI Programs - New Modules

August 2014
Nine new modules are available to supplement the Human Subjects Research (HRS) series. They focus on protecting the rights of specific types of subjects.  More...

You can now view your CITI Program course transcripts when you log into our You must use your email address in your CITI Programs profile.  Updates from are on Fridays at 9:00 am.

Departments or Colleges seeking to verify their students or post-doc CITI Program training (e.g. animal care, human subjects, responsible conduct of research) are welcome to contact us for access to those transcripts.