High performance comes with a guarantee – our services are held to the highest standards.
All the research work OROD carries out is subject to the oversight of the Clemson University Office of Research Compliance. This includes review of research plans by the Clemson University Institutional Review Board (IRB) which is charged with assuring the protection of any human subjects affected by the research effort. Our team has years of experience of working with IRB bodies to assure all research subjects with whom we work are not adversely affected by our research efforts.
Our team is also quite expert in meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) when it comes to protecting program participant data of those served by health agencies and subject to this law.
The majority of the team are professional social workers and subject to the social work ethical requirement of the profession as promulgated by the National Association of Social Workers as it affects the treatment of program participant information and work with the program participants themselves. We also are quite sensitive to the use of informations gained in studies as it may impact the client organization. Dissemination of study findings are never made public without the authorization of the client organizations.