Research Compliance

Research Development

FIU is committed to fostering an environment that promotes the adherence to applicable law, ethical principles, and professional standards while pursuing knowledge through research.  ORED furthers this commitment to compliance by assisting FIU researchers with meeting professional, regulatory, and university requirements.  Compliance in research covers a broad range from general guidelines about conducting research responsibly, to effort reporting requirements, to specific regulations governing a type of research such as human subjects research.  This page features curated resources for researchers, students, and administrators to learn about key subject areas in research compliance.

Effort Reporting is our means of providing assurance to sponsors that salaries charged to sponsored projects are reasonable in relation to the work performed, and faculty and staff have met their commitments to sponsored projects.

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Florida International University promotes objectivity in research by establishing and maintaining standards that require the design, conduct, and reporting of research conducted at the University, or on its behalf, be free from bias due to any Financial Conflict of Interest (COI).

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Export control laws prohibit the export of certain items and information, or the export of items and information to certain destinations, without a license. The term “export” is defined to include the transmission of goods outside of the United States, as well as the transmission of information by any means to foreign nationals, whether in the U.S. or abroad. The scope of the regulations is broad: they cover exports in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, and apply to Florida International University (FIU) activities.

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Notice to Employees of Whistleblower Protection

The University is committed to ensuring that sponsored projects are conducted free of fraud, waste and abuse and in accordance with applicable law, the award document and the sponsor’s requirements. The research community is advised of recently enacted whistleblower protections described in this section.

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The University is committed to ensuring that sponsored projects are conducted free of fraud, waste and abuse and in accordance with applicable law, the award document and the sponsor’s requirements. The research community is advised of recently enacted whistleblower protections and statutes by Congress described in this section to encourage employees to report fraud, waste, and abuse applicable to employees working for contractors, grantees, subcontractors, and subgrantees on federal grants and contracts.

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The university research community has a shared responsibility to ensure that all activities carried out at our institution are done in an atmosphere that is free of discrimination, harassment, exploitation or intimidation. FIU and our sponsoring agencies expect that we promote a safe and respectful environment in which all of our students, faculty and staff can carry out the critical research that they support. This section explores the critical expectations and requirements from a few of our major sponsors, including the NIH, NSF and NOAA.

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Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

The university research community has a shared responsibility to ensure that all activities carried out at our institution are done in an atmosphere that is free of discrimination, harassment, exploitation or intimidation. FIU and our sponsoring agencies expect that we promote a safe and respectful environment in which all of our students, faculty and staff can carry out the critical research that they support. This section explores the critical expectations and requirements from a few of our major sponsors, including the NIH, NSF and NOAA.

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Office of Research Integrity

For more information on the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), Human Subjects Protection- Institutional Review Board (IRB), Animal Welfare Protection- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Biosafety Protection- Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Dual Use of Research Concern (DURC)- Institutional Review Entity (IRE), Responsible Conduct of Research, or Research Misconduct, please contact ori@fiu.edu or an ORI staff member.

Conflict of Interest

For more information on determining if you have a Conflict of Interest that requires a monitoring plan or an exemption for disclosure, please contact Diana Oliva. She can also be reached at: (305) 348-1503.  If you already know that you have a Conflict of Interest and have questions regarding the monitoring plan process, please contact Barbara Llaneras-Rodriguez. She can also be reached at: (305) 348-8316.

Effort Reporting

For more information on Effort Reporting, click here for a list of Effort Coordinators at FIU by department.  For additional assistance please contact ecrt@fiu.edu.

Export Controls

For more information on Export Controls related questions that arise during the proposal process, please contact your Pre-Award coordinator at the Office of Research and Economic Development Pre-Award office.  For export controls related questions about an award, contact your Post-Award representative at the Office of Research and Economic Development Post-Award office.

Boating Safety Program

For more information on the Boating Safety Program, please contact the Boating Safety Officer Aarin Allen via telephone at: 330-338-1762 or via email at: acallen@fiu.edu.

Diving Safety Program

For more information on the Diving Safety Program, please contact the Diving Safety Officer Roger Garcia via telephone at: 305-664-2916 or via email at: garcirog@fiu.edu.

Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

For more information on Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 compliance, please contact the Director and Title IX Coordinator Shirlyon McWhorter via telephone at: 305-348-2785 or via email at: eopd@fiu.edu.