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Research Compliance Guide

The Research Compliance Guide (PDF) serves as a single tool for faculty and staff to better locate resources and expertise to support Washington University’s culture of compliance

Institutional Commitment to Research Excellence

Washington University is committed to the objective, ethical, and responsible conduct of research. 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.

How to Use the Guide​​

The research administration process is a multi-stage collaborative effort between many key partners across the University. Success requires that each key partner take an active role to assure that the research is proposed, performed, and managed ethically and responsibly.

Utilize this guide to help you identify research-related compliance areas, resources, and tools that assist the Washington University research community to effectively propose, perform, and manage research projects. This guide is not meant to be a comprehensive or detailed inventory of University or office policies, guidelines, or procedures.​

Download the Research Compliance Guide (PDF).