Research Compliance

Research Compliance is an important function of the Division of Research and Innovation. Below are the associated resources  offered by the University of Memphis.

Contact: researchcompliance@memphis.edu


Human Subjects Research(IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human subject volunteers participating in research.

IRB Resources 

Contact: IRB@memphis.edu

Financial Conflict of Interest

University employee responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of a sponsored project at the University must disclose significant personal financial interests related to the Investigator's institutional responsibilities

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally regulated committee that oversees the University's Animal Care and Use program including facilities, and procedures. It provides a framework for compliance with federal policies, guidelines and principles related to the use of animals in research, teaching and testing.

Export Controls

Export Controls regulate the shipment or transfer, by whatever means, of controlled items, software, technology, or services out of U.S. (termed an “Export”).

Export Control Resources

Responsible Conduct of Research

To promote a campus-wide environment of responsible conduct for research complying with requirements from funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National and Science Foundation (NSF), responsible conduct of research training is available to the entire University of Memphis community.

Guidebook: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Research Integrity: Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research

Online training in the Responsible Conduct of Research is available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Faculty and students may register at CITI as a person affiliated with the University of Memphis. If you are a new user, click on the Register button under "Create an account"; otherwise, login and select the Responsible Conduct of Research course of six modules.

  • Research Misconduct
  • Data Acquisition and Management
  • Responsible Authorship
  • Mentoring
  • Collaborative Research
  • Conflicts of Interest


Rights and Remedies for Whistleblowers under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Pilot Program