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Regulatory Resources

All members of the research community, including faculty, research staff, students, adjunct faculty, and visiting researchers, are expected to adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards as they pursue research activities.

The Medical Center Conflict of Interest (COI) Office conducts the collection and review of outside interest disclosures and management of conflicts of interest. More information can be found on the institutional Conflict of Interest page.

The Animal Welfare Program provides oversight and ensures the appropriate care, use, and humane treatment of animals used for research, testing, and teaching and provides guidance in planning and conducting all animal activities with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.

The Human Subjects Protection program ensures that participants are informed of all known risks posed by a research study and that these studies are conducted in accordance with the ethical standards put forward by the Belmont Report.

Other regulatory activities by the Office of Sponsored Programs include oversight of extramurally funded research programs to ensure that sponsored activities are being conducted consistent with all regulations, policies, and laws set forth by sponsors and the institution.

Collaborating with external entities and not sure your study requires a Data Use Agreement (DUA)? Select the characteristics of your study in our decision tool for quick guidance.