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.
The Office of Animal Welfare facilitates the IACUC review of research protocols and grants involving live vertebrate animals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Post-Award Financial Compliance (PAFC)
Helps the UW community understand and fulfill the requirements of post-award fiscal regulations.
The Radiation Safety Office issues Authorizations (sub-licenses) for certain uses of radiation (x-rays, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, etc).
Responsible Conduct of Research
Information regarding sponsor requirements for, and University offerings of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training.
A personalized check-list of University of Washington Required Trainings populated by data included in your current research awards or applications.
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.