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Compliance: Human subjects, animal subjects, biosafety, radiation safety, and more

The Office of Research Compliance and Ethics serves as a liaison for researchers, study participants, federal agencies, and the research review committees to ensure the efficient and ethical conduct of research at N.C. A&T.

The office coordinates the administrative business of five research review committees:

The Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)

The Protocol Review and Education Program Committee (PREP)

Researchers can contact the Compliance Office for assistance in the application process, interpretation of committee guidelines, and locating information to assist with protocol development.

Responsible Conduct of Research

The office provides NSF- and NIH-required training in Responsible Conduct of Research.

In addition, the office manages the university's financial conflict of interest policy for researchers and uses software to detect accidental or deliberate plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Information for white paper on the legal and ethical aspects self-plagiarism.

The office also provides information on the research policies, processes and procedures of N.C. A&T and the UNC system. Study participants may contact the Compliance Office regarding their rights while participating in research studies. Researchers themselves should be contacted for information regarding their particular research study. Reporting of adverse events, unanticipated problems, and research misconduct  may be facilitated through the Compliance Office and according to all applicable university policies.

Research Clearance for Graduating Master's and Doctoral Candidates

The Graduate School requires that students applying for graduation be cleared through the Office of Research Compliance and Ethics to ensure the University’s compliance with applicable laws governing research. More details.

Research Compliance and Ethics Staff

Compliance and ethics staff list