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


Key Biological Safety resources provided by EH&S for researchers and their teams, 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, 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 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.

Fire Code Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Compliance

Foreign Influence

Information and guidance regarding foreign interests in sponsored programs

Foreign Interests in Sponsored Programs

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.

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, and University offerings, for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Required Research Training

A dynamic resource to assist researchers and their teams in identifying Required Research Trainings.

Required Training

Research Misconduct

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.

UW Medicine Compliance