Research Ethics at UAlbany

Institutions that accept research funding from federal agencies are required by the federal Office of Research Integrity policy to have policies and procedures in place for the review and disposition of allegations of research misconduct. 

The Vice President for Research and Economic Development is the Institutional Official for the University’s research compliance program and for implementing and carrying out the procedures, as provided in the University’s Policy and Procedures on Misconduct in Research and Scholarship

The Research Compliance Officer (RCO) is the Vice President’s designee and reports directly to the Vice President. The RCO works with various University committees, boards and offices to monitor specific areas of research compliance.

Contact UAlbany’s Research Compliance Officer at [email protected] or 866-857-5459

The Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance (ORRC) coordinates various institution-wide research compliance policies and procedures, in partnership with researchers and institutional stakeholders, to ensure the University meets its obligations to regulators, accreditors, employees and students. Contact the ORRC team.

Use our Anonymous Reporting Form to report any concerns regarding research conducted at UAlbany.

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Human Participants
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all UAlbany research and teaching involving human subjects.
Care & Use of Animals
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) review all UAlbany research involving animals.
Biological Research
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews research involving potentially biohazardous materials.
Export Controls
Understand and comply with rules related to the transfer of certain goods, materials, technologies, services and technologies outside the U.S. or to non-U.S. persons.
Additional Resources
Complete required trainings, file a Conflict of Interest Disclosure, and learn about data use agreements and genomic data assurances.


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