Office of Human and Animal Research Oversight
The Office of Human and Animal Research Oversight (OHARO) ensures that USAMRDC conducted, contracted, sponsored, supported or managed research and U.S. Army Medical Command investigations involving human subjects, human anatomical substances or animals are conducted in accordance with Federal, DoD, Army, USAMRDC, and international regulatory requirements.
In addition, the OHARO:
- Provides guidance regarding MRDC human subjects protection and animal welfare policies and procedures;
- Develops educational activities for persons conducting or managing research;
- Implements an active compliance oversight program; and
- Implements the Army Policy, Army Policy for Use of Human Cadavers for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Education or Training ( 146 KB).
The OHARO has three major subordinate offices: