Welcome to Research Compliance which oversees all compliance requirements at the university related to research under one coordinated unit. Our policies, procedures, and guidelines are designed to support the responsible and ethical conduct of university research and to ensure adherence to all laws and regulations guiding research. We recognize the increasing burden of compliance requirements on researchers and work to provide assistance to decrease this burden wherever possible.
Major areas of compliance responsibilities include:
- Animal Subjects / IACUC
- Human Subjects / IRB
- Institutional Biosafety / IBC
- Research Ethics
- Research Safety and Security
- Export Controls
Compliance staff serve as liaisons between Institutional officials who have oversight over compliance issues committees that monitor and oversee state and federally-regulated research activities and the faculty, staff, and students engaged in university research.
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