Debra Thurley

  • Assistant Vice President for Research
Office for Research Protections
The 330 Building Suite 205 University Park , PA 16802-7014
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Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct operational oversight of the ORP in the absence of the Associate Vice President for Research and Director
  • Provides leadership to the research compliance programs (IRB, IACUC, IBC, UIC, Individual COI and Institutional COI, ESCRO, IRE and UAS) and eight compliance committees, including monitoring compliance activities to ensure the University maintains compliance with federal regulations
  • Oversees and directs the inquiry/investigation of non-compliance involving the research compliance programs
  • Serves as the University’s Deputy Research Integrity Officer
  • Serves as a delegate for the Associate Vice President for Research and Director on certain University Committees and working groups or on special projects



J.D., Western New England University School of Law

BS, Administration of Justice and Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University