UW Research

Compliance requirements can be complex, challenging, and require considerable time and attention of an Investigator and their research team. This page features curated resources for researchers, students and administrators to learn about key subject areas and campus partners in research compliance.

Animal Welfare

The Office of Animal Welfare facilitates the IACUC review of research protocols and grants involving live vertebrate animals.

Office of Animal Welfare


Research and Occupational Safety (ROS) reviews research proposals, conducts hazard assessments, and assists with compliance with environmental, health, and safety requirements for all stages of research.

Environmental, Health and Safety Biosafety

Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCRO)

The UW Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee reviews and approves research involving human embryonic stem cells.


Environmental Health and Safety

A gateway to online EH&S services as they apply to Principal Investigators for employees, forms for research grant proposals, and instructions for adding or relocating laboratory equipment.

Environmental Health and Safety

Export Controls

Guidance to faculty, staff, officers, and administrators of their responsibilities related to U.S. export control laws and associated regulations governing University academic and research operations.

Export Controls

Financial Conflict of Interest

An overview of policies, procedures, and systems for the disclosure of Significant Financial Interests and management of Financial Conflicts of Interest in University research.


Human Subjects / IRB

The University resource for review and approval by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or the Human Subjects Division (HSD), which is required before starting research involving human subjects.

Human Subjects Division

Post-Award Financial Compliance (PAFC)

Helps the UW community understand and fulfill the requirements of post-award fiscal regulations.

Post-Award Financial Compliance (PAFC)

Radiation Safety

The Radiation Safety Office issues Authorizations (sub-licenses) for certain uses of radiation (x-rays, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, etc).

Environmental, Health and Safety Radiation Safety

Responsible Conduct of Research

Information regarding sponsor requirements for, and University offerings of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Required Research Training

A personalized check-list of University of Washington Required Trainings populated by data included in your current research awards or applications.

Required Training

Research Misconduct

The Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings (ORMP) coordinates and investigates allegations of misconduct.


UW Medicine Compliance

Compiled resources from central UW administration, UW Health Sciences, and UW Medicine and external regulatory bodies of particular interest to UW Medicine faculty, staff, students and administrators.

UW Medicine Compliance