The Research Integrity and Compliance office (RSIC) provides guidance and support for researchers and is responsible for ensuring institutional compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements and University policies pertaining to sponsored and unsponsored research. For more information about the people providing support meet the RSIC team. For any concerns not addressed in the menu to the right please contact our office directly. Join our mailing list to receive more information from RSIC.


Brown Bag Talks

Did you miss our lunchtime Brown Bag talks introducing topics related to Biosafety, IACUC, Export Control, and using Streamlyne for IRB? Do you wish to learn more about these areas? You’re in luck! Here are the recordings of these sessions.

Ro Windwalker, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator, presents “A Walkthrough of the IRB Submission Process: How to Create, Complete, and Submit an IRB Protocol in Streamlyne”. (There is a handout available for this presentation here)

Forthcoming: Animal Care and Use Q & A with Dr. Rebecca Kavanaugh, Institutional Animal Care and Welfare (IACUC) Program Manager. This is an informal discussion of the regulations, forms, and procedures for performing research with animals.

Forthcoming: An overview of what types of research need an IBC protocol and the protocol submission process with Dr. Jim Hogan, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Coordinator. This talk includes information on why rDNA research needs an IBC protocol.

Forthcoming: Melvin Torres, Export Control Officer, provides an overview of his area of expertise with “What is Export Control?”.

Research Integrity and Compliance Spotlight

Dr. Rebecca Kavanaugh has achieved Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA) credential. The honor recognizes Dr. Kavanaugh’s command of IACUC responsibilities and knowledge in animal care and use. The credential also signifies that Dr. Kavanaugh has superior qualifications to perform IACUC functions in accordance with U.S. laws and policies, animal care ethical rules, and administrative best practices. Dr. Kavanaugh qualified for the credential after completing the eligibility requirements and passing the CPIA test. PRIM&R created the CPIA credential in 2007 to increase national standards in animal care and use programs. Congratulations, Dr. Kavanaugh!

portrait of Rebecca Kavanaugh


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The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to serving the training needs of colleges and universities, healthcare institutions, technology and research organizations, and governmental agencies, as they foster integrity and professional advancement of their learners.


SciShield is the platform used by the University, managed by the EHS team, for laboratory safety training, tracking chemical inventories, and lab inspections. Click the link above to access these functions or begin your required safety training.




RSIC trainings

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Approved protocols



VSID reviews

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Research Integrity and Compliance Events & Meetings

Committee meetings will be conducted via Teams or Zoom until further notice.

Here is a complete list of Research Integrity and Compliance events.

Research Integrity and Compliance News