Research Compliance

Research Compliance

The Office of Research Compliance

Scientific inquiry, scholarly contributions, creativity, and academic accomplishment can take many forms and may vary among disciplines. All faculty members, students and staff of Rowan University are ultimately responsible for the scholarly character, accuracy, reliability of their own research and scholarly activities. Safeguarding of research subjects and the research environment in which they work pursuant to Federal regulations, university policies, funding agency requirements, and contractual commitments are fundamental to uphold responsible conduct of research.  

Rowan University is a comprehensive research, teaching and public service institution. The mission of Rowan University is to advance research and scholarly activities in pursuit of excellence.   The Office of Research Compliance at Rowan University is established to support research and scholarly activities by assuring institutional and investigator compliance with applicable regulations, policies and guidelines. This assurance applies to use of animals in research, human subject research, research involving hazardous materials, use of recombinant materials (rDNA, and synthetic nucleic acids), research integrity, ethical conduct of research, conflict of interest and export control. The Office of Research Compliance provides training to all faculty, students and staff engaged in research and scholarly activities to promote intellectual curiosity and to promote a culture of compliance through shared responsibility.  

The Office of Research Compliance is committed to provide support to the following activities:

  • To provide assistance to faculty, students and staff in meeting compliance requirements and to secure approval for the use of animals (IACUC), human subject (IRB) and use of recombinant and hazardous materials (IBC);
  • To assist faculty, students and staff in preparing forms and research protocols for submission to the appropriate review committees;
  • To provide resources and/or training to University constituents in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) as established by the federal Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and Rowan University to enhance public trust for research and scholarly activities in science, arts, social sciences and engineering;
  • To review declarations of conflict of interest of both funded and non-funded investigators no less than annually and to present conflicts of interests to the Committee for management and monitoring of conflict of interest;
  • To monitor and administer procedures for issues related to export-controlled technologies not protected by the fundamental research exemption (15 CFR 734.8) that remain subject to the EAR and/or to ITAR.