Ethics & Compliance
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step.
OVPR oversees the administrative units and regulatory bodies responsible for providing oversight of research activities across the University system and ensuring compliance with all relevant policies, regulations, and laws related to research.
Research Compliance Office
Learn about our Research Compliance Office (RCO), which oversees University processes and education designed to facilitate the conduct of research in accordance with the highest ethical and regulatory standards.
Human Research Protections
Animal Care & Use
Learn about animal care and use at the U of M and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Biotechnology Activities Oversight
Learn about biotechnology activities oversight at the U of M, including oversight committees for biosafety (IBC), embryonic and pluripotent human stem cells (SCRO), dual use research of concern (DURC), human gene transfer pre-review, and fetal tissue (FTR).
Learn about export controls, the federal laws governing technology transfers to non-US personnel, shipments abroad, and international transactions having certain foreign policy and national security implications.
Conflict of Interest
Learn about managing conflicts of interest at the U of M, including relevant policies and offices across the institution.
Reporting Research Misconduct
Learn about reporting research misconduct at the U of M, including scientific and other forms of research misconduct.
Education & Training
Learn about education and training related to research ethics and compliance.