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).

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Core Principles of U-M Research Compliance

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

U-M Research Compliance Programs

Animal Care and Use

Learn about the Animal Care & Use Program (ACUP) and it's two components: U-M's IACUC and ULAM

Conflict of Interest

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

Human Subjects Research Compliance

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

Research Safety Compliance Program

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

Study Team

IRB-HSBS: social/behavioral human research policy, procedures, templates, and guidance

Export Controls Compliance Program

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

Research Integrity

Learn about U-M's Integrity in Scholarship policy and misconduct procedure, ORCR, plus RCR training

Quality Assessment

Human research study compliance assessment, self-assessment tools, clinical trials registration, and more

Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Compliance Program

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

Controlled Substances

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

Image of a combination lock to denote information security

Learn about U-M's Research Information Security Program and its role in safeguarding CUI


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 for responsible conduct of research (RCR) and regulatory compliance (e.g., human subjects protection, export controls) for faculty, staff, and students.

For training options, see Research Compliance Training Resources