More Research Assistance


The Research Integrity and Compliance office provides additional areas of support which can be found in the menu to the right. 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.

New Modules Available to Introduce Undergraduates to Research Integrity

Introducing undergraduates to the principles of research integrity is as important as teaching them research methods and best practices for reproducibility and replicability. Now you can provide this introduction in an effective, time-efficient way with a cluster of self-directed, interactive modules that can be incorporated into your courses or assigned to your mentees and research assistants. Modules available right now include:

  • Introduction to Research Integrity
  • Research Misconduct
  • Your Research Mentor

The modules are offered as mini-courses in Blackboard. Students will find instructions for enrolling in the library guide Research Integrity Modules. Mentors and instructors can track completion of the modules by following the instructions in the guide.

These modules were developed by a U of A team representing the Honors College, the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance and the University Libraries. This team welcomes your questions, feedback and suggestions for developing additional modules. Please contact Melody Herr.

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!

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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.

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BioRAFT is the platform used by the University, managed by the EHS team, for laboratory safety training, tracking chemical inventories, and lab inspections. Click the logo 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