Washington University is committed to the objective, ethical, and responsible conduct of research. The goal of the Roles and Responsibilities document is to contribute to this effort by providing comprehensive descriptions of the duties of key individuals and organizational units that design, conduct, report, and/or support research activities at Washington University. All the duties listed herein are based on current published and approved Washington University policies and procedures related to research and related activities. Some individuals may undertake multiple roles within the institution.
All members of the University community involved in research will take personal responsibility for their actions in pursuit of individual and organizational excellence. Each individual will uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in accordance with the Washington University Code of Conduct, sponsoring agency policies and regulations and all other University policies governing research.