Research Integrity provides assistance in the following areas of research compliance:
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. Kristen Zgoba, and a Health Sciences IRB (HS-IRB), chaired by Dr. Michelle Hospital. Click here to see the list of IRB members.
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.
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. Timothy Allen.
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.
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.
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: https://compliance.fiu.edu/hotline