Research Integrity

Research Integrity provides assistance in the following areas of research compliance:

Human Subjects Protection:

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is required for research involving human subjects. There are two IRBs: a Social and Behavioral IRB (SB-IRB), chaired by Dr. Mary Jo Trepka, and a Health Sciences IRB (HS-IRB), chaired by Dr. Adriana Campa. Click here to see the list of IRB members.

Animal Welfare Protection:

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval is required for research, research training, experimentation, or biological testing (or for related purposes) involving animals. The Chair of the IACUC is Dr. Robert Lickliter.

Biosafety Protection:

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) approval is required for research involving recombinant DNA (rDNA) or synthetic nucleic acid molecules. The Chair of the IBC is Dr. Kathleen Rein.

Dual Use of Research Concern (DURC):

Institutional Review Entity (IRE) approval is required for life sciences research involving one or more of the 15 agents or toxins listed in the USG Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern.  The Chair of the IRE is Dr. Laura Serbus.

Responsible Conduct of Research:

ORI provides training for the responsible conduct of research utilizing the CITI Online Training website to disseminate information to faculty, staff, and students. Continuing education workshops are also offered throughout the year.

Research Misconduct:

FIU’s Ethical Panther Hotline provides an anonymous and confidential way for faculty, staff, and students to report allegations of research misconduct and other ethical concerns.  Access the Ethical Panther Hotline:

Upcoming Events

Need Assistance?

For more information on the Office of Research Integrity, please contact Christopher Grayson via telephone at 305-348-8379 or via email at:

Name Title Phone #
Christopher Grayson Director, Research Integrity (305) 348-8379
Barbara Rodriguez Associate Director, Research Integrity (305) 348-8316
Elizabeth Juhasz IRB Coordinator (305) 348-0161
Maria Melendez-Vargas IRB Coordinator (305) 348-8311
Elvia Molina Program Assistant (305) 348-0056
Mario E. Sanchez Research Integrity Coordinator (305) 348-2407