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DRC Research Regulatory Manager (core)


UF Research Core Classification*

Performs highly professional and responsible work in a core compliance office. Normally reports directly to an Assistant Director.  Responsible for administrating UF’s compliance with the rules and regulations applicable to sponsored program research. Supervises core compliance office staff to cross-train with other positions to ensure timely processing of submissions and generation of compliance correspondence assist investigators with understanding compliance requirements and facilitating the submission of appropriate paperwork to the core compliance office.


Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Understand and communicate to investigators local policies and federal regulations that safeguard the rights and welfare of human/animal subjects.
  • Analyze and evaluate proposal content ensuring that each proposal meets agency, federal, and state and university guidelines preparation for Committee review.
  • Assist faculty with preparing research submissions for compliance office review, evaluate proposals for compliance, and provide technical assistance in the development of submission; interact with faculty, staff, students, and administrative faculty to resolve problems or errors.
  • Serve as liaison with faculty, staff, students, other administrative and research staffs within the University.
  • Supervise professional and other core compliance office staff.
  • Coordinate with senior core office administrators, core office staff and Board members, if applicable, to assist with the processing and review of protocols.
  • Represent the research compliance office in meetings and committees in support of research compliance processes at the University.
  • May prepare and edit core compliance office publications.
  • Interpret applicable federal and state compliance regulations; explain research regulations to investigators.
  • Solicit input from compliance board members and Principal Investigators to improve services and educational opportunities.
  • Assist in implementing program changes.
  • Work with the Assistant Director to ensure compliance with all applicable rules and regulations, develops and maintains procedures in compliance of such guidelines; prepare documents that are required by federal and state compliance agencies.
  • Serve as initial contact for federal agents, inspectors and others and informs appropriate university officials of such visits and visitors; ensure compliance with open records laws while protecting the confidentiality of protected research information
  • Develop, plan and implement programs to inform investigators and compliance board members of the required procedures and formats for compliance.
  • Develop, plan, and implement continuing education programs for board members.
  • Develop, implement and maintain databases and automated office operations.
  • Conduct analysis and generate reports as required.
  • Assist in developing policies and procedures to ensure UF’s documental compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Serves as a resource to the University community in the interpretation of all applicable rules and regulations.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and three years of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does include supervisory responsibility.


*Reserved Classification – Use of this classification outside of UF Division of Research Compliance (DRC) or UF College of Medicine Research Administration & Compliance (RAC) requires prior approval by Classification and Compensation

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