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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. 

Other offices involved in areas of research compliance include:

research integrity & Compliance

conflict of interest

lab & Biosafety Office

responsible animal research

quality compliance

technology licensing


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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Last Updated: 4/29/24