Research Compliance (RC) provides independent oversight to research programs, activities and processes. RC is committed to creating and maintaining a culture of ethics, integrity and compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies. Through targeted training, policies, oversight and monitoring, RC partners with UofM researchers and administrators to ensure research activities meet the highest standards of integrity and quality by ensuring regulatory compliance primarily in:
Federal regulations, state laws and University policies recognize that researchers may have financial interests, including foreign financial interests, in research sponsors and/or in entities with business interests closely related to their research. The term "conflict of interest in research" refers to situations in which financial or other personal considerations may have the appearance of compromising a researcher's professional judgment in conducting or reporting research.
In order to ensure that all employees engaging in sponsored research recognize, manage and report financial conflicts of interest, training is required at the following points:
- Prior to engaging in sponsored research.
- Updated training every four years.
- Annual training if there is an active financial conflict of interest.
- If the researcher is found to be not in compliance with this financial conflict of interest policy.
All researchers with Sponsored Projects must complete Compliance requirements: