Research Ethics at UAlbany

Institutions that accept research funding from federal agencies are required by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity to have policies and procedures in place to ensure that research is conducted according to federal guidelines and in a responsible, transparent and ethical manner. Additionally, there must be written policy and procedure for the review and disposition of allegations of research misconduct. 

The Vice President for Research and Economic Development is the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) 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.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Complete the Conflict of Interest Disclosure process, which is required of all investigators.
Responsible Conduct of Research
Formal training on the responsible conduct of research and scholarship as part of UAlbany's commitment to a culture of integrity.
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. Learn about data use agreements and genomic data assurances.


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