Offices And Committees

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration (AVCRA)

  • Phone: 314-747-6253

Supports the research enterprise via the development and implementation of research-related policies and procedures, design and delivery of educational programs, management of sponsored research projects, and coordination of compliance activities

Center for Clinical Studies (CCS)

Administrative and clinical research services from the initial proposal phase through study close-out

Conflicts of Interest Review Committee, Danforth

Helps to assure compliance with federal regulations and University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures governing financial conflicts of interest related to research

Conflicts of Interest Review Committee, School of Medicine

Helps to assure compliance with federal regulations and University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures governing financial conflicts of interest related to research

Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM)

  • Phone: 314-362-3700

Animal procurement, husbandry, facility operations, technical and veterinary support

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) Committee

Provides oversight of all human embryonic stem cells and certain research uses of human pluripotent stem cells at Washington University

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

Compliance oversight and consulting help in all areas of safety

Export Control

Export control oversight, including the development and implementation of procedures to promote the University’s ongoing compliance with export control laws and the development of training and education for faculty and staff

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Protects the privacy of patients' health information and the data of the WashU community

Human Research Protection Office (HRPO)

Works closely with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) including review process and administrative functions

Human Research Quality Assurance Program (HRQA)

Supports the university's expectations of high quality research. HR QA monitors active research protocols to ensure the protection of human subjects and confirm that research is conducted in compliance with federal regulations and university policies

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Animal care and use policies and guidelines; protocol and amendment review; semi-annual inspections; controlled substances

Institutional Biological & Chemical Safety Committee (IBC)

Responsible for ensuring that research carried out at WUSTL is conducted in a safe and responsible manner. The IBC oversees research involving recombinant DNA, infectious or potentially infectious agents, and/or hazardous chemicals

Institutional Conflict of Interest Committee

Evaluates potential institutional conflicts of interest (ICOIs) related to research to help assure compliance with the university's ICOI policy

Internal Audit

  • Phone: 314-362-4910

An independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the university’s operations.

PAAMCO Project

Oversees the implementation of the new grants management system, the Research Management System (RMS), which includes the new COI disclosure module

Physician Billing Compliance

Internal audits of clinical business units and physician practices, billing and compliance training and resources for faculty and staff

Postdoctoral Affairs

Provides support and resources for postdoctoral researchers, as well as faculty and administration, and advocates for postdoctoral issues

Research Education & Information (REI)

Provides programming, resources, and tools that promote ethical and responsible conduct of research and support research management and compliance activities

Research Ethics and Compliance Office (RECO)

Provides programmatic resources for the Individual and Institutional Conflicts of Interest Programs, Human Stem Cell Research Program, Research Integrity Program and Authorship Standards

Committee on Research Integrity, Danforth Campus

Evaluates and adjudicates cases of alleged research misconduct against staff, students, trainees, postdoctoral appointees, and/or faculty members with primary appointments in the Schools of the Danforth Campus

Committee on Research Integrity, School of Medicine

Evaluates and adjudicates cases of alleged research misconduct against staff, students, trainees, postdoctoral appointees, and/or faculty members with primary appointments in the School of Medicine

Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA)

Effort reporting, cost sharing, program income, project closeout

Training Grants

Assists with proposal development and submission efforts for both new and renewal training grant applications

Undergraduate Research

Facilitates and Promotes faculty-mentored undergraduate research experiences in all schools and all disciplines