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.
Key Biological Safety resources provided by EH&S for researchers and their teams, 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 relating to University research.
Fire Code Hazardous Material Compliance
Information, resources, and tools to meet the requirements of the International Fire Code for proper laboratory storage, use, and disposal of hazardous materials.
Human Subjects / IRB
The Human Subjects Division (HSD) is the University compliance office responsible for coordinating review and approval by Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) for research activities 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, and University offerings, for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training.
Required Research Training
A dynamic resource to assist researchers and their team in identifying Required Research Trainings.
The Office of Research Misconduct Proceedings (ORMP) coordinates the University's handling of allegations of research misconduct.
UW Medicine Compliance
A central location for compliance information that impacts UW Medicine faculty, staff, students, and administrators.