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Research Regulatory Oversight Office

The Research Regulatory Oversight Office (R2O2) is responsible for oversight of DoD-conducted and -supported research activities involving humans and animals to ensure compliance with all legal and ethical requirements. Our oversight responsibility includes:

  • Research involving human subjects
  • Research and testing with animals
  • Implementation of the research integrity and misconduct rules

The scope of our oversight includes all institutions under the purview of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (P&R).

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