UW Research

Research compliance operations at the University are decentralized, where individual offices are delegated specific authority and responsibility. This page offers quick access to diverse compliance areas critical to research operations and is organized in two sections: Office of Research Compliance and UW Partner Compliance.


Animal Welfare

Facilitates IACUC review of protocols and grants involving animals.

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Human Embryo and Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO)

Human Embryo and Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight: Review and Approvals.


Export Controls

Navigates U.S. export control laws and associated regulations.

Export Controls

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

Personal financial interests: disclosure, review, and management.

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Foreign Influence

International collaborations, foreign interests, and sponsored programs.

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Grants Information Memorandum (GIMs)

Policies governing Sponsored Programs.


Human Subjects/IRB

Coordinates Institutional Review Boards and activities including human subjects.

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Policies, Procedures, and Guidance

Search, filter, and easily find resources by name, topic, and type.

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Research Misconduct

Coordinates handling of allegations of research misconduct.

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Required Research Training

Sort, search, and quickly find training based on activity type.

Required Training

Responsible Conduct of Research

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

Responsible Conduct of Research


Biosafety (EH&S)

Equipment, approvals, disposal, containment, and more.

Biological Safety

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

Instruction, services, and equipment relocation.

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Fire Code Hazardous Materials

International Fire Code: laboratory storage, use, and disposal.

HazMat Compliance

Post Award Fiscal Compliance (PAFC)

Requirements and support for post-award fiscal regulations.

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Radiation Safety (EH&S)

Authorizes (sub-licenses) certain uses such as x-rays, nuclear medicine, etc.

Radiation Safety

UW Medicine Compliance

School specific policies and code of conduct requirements.

Medicine Compliance