Federal and other sponsors require institutions receiving financial support to adopt policies and practices to ensure adequate stewardship of resources, ethical and reasonable conduct, proper respect and concern for societal issues, and adequate safety and protections. The responsibilities for compliance may be divided among three categories within the Institution:
Responsibilities in Category 1 are spread throughout the Institution, depending upon the particular compliance issue.
The Grants and Contracts Office assumes much of the responsibility in Category 2. However, program administrators, Principal Investigators (PIs) or Program Directors (PDs) must assume primary fiscal responsibility for the appropriateness of all charges.
Oversight for the issues in Category 3 includes mandated committees such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and others, but responsibility, ultimately, falls on Principal Investigators (PIs) and Project Directors (PDs) to get the appropriate reviews, approvals and permits.
UAA Compliance Committees
The following committees deal with research requirements in their respective area (see links on the left):
Click here for the Research Compliance organization chart (last updated November 2012).
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