The Office of Research Compliance is responsible for ensuring university compliance with state and federal regulations governing research. This office develops and implements policies and procedures for the university along with helping faculty, graduate and undergraduate students conduct research that meets the highest standards of integrity by overseeing the following areas:
- Data Acquisition and Management, Sharing and Ownership
- Conflict of Interest and Commitment
- Human Subjects
- Animal Welfare
- Research Misconduct
- Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship
- Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities
- Peer Review
- Collaborative Science
The integrity of the university's research programs require that faculty, students and staff be aware of the potential for misconduct involving themselves or others, and understand what constitutes research misconduct. Misconduct in this regard imeans means fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing or reviewing research results, or in reporting research results.
The university community has an obligation to report incidents of misconduct and respond to such reports in accordance with established policies and procedures. Further, individuals reporting misconduct must be protected from reprisals or negative repercussions.