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Ethics and compliance in research covers a broad range of activity from general guidelines about conducting research responsibly to specific regulations governing a type of research (e.g., human subjects research).

Research Ethics & Compliance Structure    |    Program Contacts 

Core Principles of U-M Research Compliance

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Foster ethical conduct
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Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations
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Define U-M compliance guidelines
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Safeguard U-M researchers and research

U-M Research Compliance Programs

Animal Care & Use

Animal Use and Care in Research Compliance

Learn more about the compliance aspects of the program's two components: UCUCA & ULAM

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Human Subjects

Human Subjects Research Compliance

The HRPP, IRBs, OHRCR, and you protect human participants in research - learn more

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Pluripotent Stem Cells (Human)

Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Compliance Program

U-M policy and application for conducting research with human pluripotent stem cells.

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Research Safety

Research Safety Compliance Program

Learn about our Institutional Biosafety compliance program & U-M's General Laboratory Safety Initiative

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Research Integrity

Research Integrity

Integrity in Scholarship policy and misconduct procedure, plus RCR training information

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Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

Learn about your outside interest disclosure responsibility & what to do for a COI review

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Controlled Substances

Controlled Substances

Researcher license/registration, security & storage, record-keeping, disposal, and theft/loss procedures

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Export Controls

Export Controls Compliance Program

Technology control plans, licenses, and help with federally controlled technology, data, and more

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Our Campus Partners

Effective research compliance relies on cooperative oversight and action from multiple units. UMOR works with the schools and colleges and other U-M central offices to facilitate research compliance and related business processes (e.g., laboratory inspections and technology transfers).

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Ethics & Compliance Training

The university offers training options related to research ethics and compliance. The Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship (PEERRS) provides online training modules in selected responsible conduct of research (RCR) topics (e.g., human subjects protection, foundations of good research practice) for faculty, staff, and students.

For training options, see Research Compliance Training Resources