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Office of Research Compliance and Ethics

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

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

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

Information on the research policies, processes and procedures of N.C. A&T and the UNC system can be found here.

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.

Adverse Events, Unanticipated Problems, and Research Misconduct reporting 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.

Click here for details.

Research Compliance and Ethics staff

Donna H. Eaton, M.S.N., M.H.A., R.N.
Director of Research Compliance & Ethics
Institutional Review Board, conflicts of interest, export controls, Responsible Conduct of Research
Email, 336 285-3183, Fort IRC Suite 416

Catherine Collins, B.A.
Compliance Officer
Institutional Review Board
Email, 336 285-2961, Fort IRC Suite 416

Tonya R. Hargett, Ph.D., L.A.T.G.
Compliance Officer
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee
Email, 336 285-3184, Fort IRC Suite 416