NMSU is committed to the highest standards of integrity in all areas of research and resolves that such activities undertaken by faculty, staff, and students will be conducted in accordance with strict ethical principles and in compliance with federal, state, and institute regulations and policies.
The Office of Compliance promotes a culture of compliance, research integrity, and high quality research within the University community. We work with faculty oversight committees and boards to promote the ethical and responsible conduct of research and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements relating to research involving human and animal subjects, recombinant DNA, hazardous agents and research misconduct. The committees supported by this office include the Institutional Review Board (human subjects), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee.
Together with these faculty committees, the Office of Compliance facilitates ethical conduct of research through advance and continuing protocol review; monitoring and reporting; regular meetings for review of proposed and continuing research; providing educational programs for faculty, staff, and students; maintaining the institute’s assurances with the appropriate government agencies; and submitting the required federal reports in a timely manner. The office oversees the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and educational programs which satisfy the many regulations governing the conduct of such research. The Office of Compliance reports to the Vice President for Research.