Research Compliance

The Office of Research is responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and Local Regulations and University Policies related to:

  • Welfare of laboratory animals
  • Protection of human subjects
  • Safe conduct of research using of biological materials, microorganisms, toxins, and recombinant & synthetic nucleic acid molecules
  • Safe use of radioactive material and radiation-producing machines
  • Attention to safety and integrity issues

Information on compliance requirements can be found at the Office of Research compliance site or more specifically at:

Use of animals and the IACUC

Protection of human subjects and the IRB

Biohazards, Recombinant DNA & Blood-borne pathogens and the IBC

  • Submissions to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) including new protocols, amendments, annual renewals, and close-out reports, must be submitted electronically via IRBNet.  

Research involving lasers

Radiation related material

Controlled substances

Hazardous Chemicals

For further information, please contact Adam Rubenstein, Assistant Vice President of Research Compliance, at or (757) 683-3686.