RIACT is tasked with handling research compliance concern intakes on behalf of OVPR. The University’s policy on For-Cause Investigations Related to Research Compliance Concerns encourages anyone having knowledge of potential violations of applicable regulations, policies, procedures, or other requirements to speak out.
The UReport provides a way for University community members to report violations of rules, regulations and policies. The report can be made anonymously. It is encouraged that concerns are reported through this system. Research compliance concerns may also be reported directly to RIACT or the appropriate regulatory committee as described in the administrative procedure on Preparing and Submitting a Report of a Research Compliance Concern. Allegations of scientific misconduct, as opposed to regulatory or procedural violations, will be handled in accordance with the University’s policy on Research Misconduct. In all situations, the privacy of complainants and witnesses will be protected to the extent possible, and University personnel are prohibited from retaliating against anyone raising a concern in good faith.