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Policies & Compliance

Compliance comprises activities that support coordination, management, and monitoring of the risks associated with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The University will help you to ensure all significant compliance risks are addressed and effectively managed.

In addition to housing the Research Handbook, this section is designed to assist new and established investigators in learning some of the most significant policies, compliance laws and regulations in the area of sponsored research. These topics, many of which are scattered throughout our site, include:

If you would like compliance tutoring for IRB or COI issues, please contact Jeff Botkin, Associate Vice President for Research.

The Office of the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity evaluates allegations of research misconduct and provides oversight to the university's Institutional Review Board (IRB), the University's Conflict-of-Interest policy, Research Education and Training, Resource for Genetic and Epidemiologic Research (RGE), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee. Research Integrity and Compliance also maintains a comprehensive list of compliance offices, key contacts and roles & responsibilities that you may find helpful.

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Policy Updates

  • New Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

    The University has revised its Individual Financial Conflict of Interest Policy to comply with new regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) effective August 20, 2012.

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Last Updated: 11/14/16