Debra Thurley

  • Associate Vice President for Research
  • Director, Office for Research Protections
Office of the Senior Vice President
Office for Research Protections
Research Misconduct
101 Technology Center Innovation Park University Park, PA 16802
Phone Number: 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct ORP operational oversight
  • Provides leadership to the 15 University research compliance and education programs, as well as the University’s research integrity program and quality assurance program  
  • Monitors compliance activities to ensure the University maintains compliance with federal regulations and University policy
  • Oversees and directs the inquiry/investigation of non-compliance
  • Serves as the University Conflict of Interest Officer for both individual and Institutional Conflict of Interest
  • Serves as the Deputy Research Integrity Officer, overseeing the Research Integrity Officer and the research misconduct process
  • Serves as the Institutional Official for IRB and IACUC programs for all campuses, except the College of Medicine IACUC
  • Member of key University committees and collaborates closely with key University offices
  • Serves as the University policy steward for Research Protections policies



J.D., Western New England University School of Law
BS, Administration of Justice and Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University