Research Compliance

Research compliance at MU fosters adherence to all applicable federal, state and University research-related rules and regulations. General questions may be directed to the individuals listed below, or to those listed under the various subject-matter areas in the “quick links” to the left.

Research compliance is a complex administrative area and includes research integrity, human subjects protection (the Institutional Review Boards or “IRBs”), research animal care and welfare (Office of Animal Resources, Animal Care Quality Assurance and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or “ACUC”), Export Controls, Classified and Sensitive Research, Lobbying Activities, and Conflict of Interest. Additional areas include shared responsibility with Environmental Health and Safety for Radiation Safety and Biological Safety. Fiscal and sponsored program aspects of research compliance (such as Effort Verification Reports, grants management, etc.) are handled by the Office of Sponsored Program Administration.

Compliance oversight at the University of Missouri is handled by the following departments:

Animal Care Quality Assurance Export Controls

Office of Animal Resources

Lobbying at MU Research Integrity
Human Subjects Research Protections Program (HRPP) MU Environmental Health & Safety