Central Michigan University requires faculty and other researchers to observe the highest standards of professional conduct in all scholarly, research, and creative activities.
To ensure compliance
with federal, state, and university requirements for conducting
research, CMU has established several boards/committees that are charged
with the oversight of research conducted in their respective areas.
Human Research Protection Program: Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Foust Hall 104
has policies and procedures that govern research involving the
participation of humans as subjects. Research encompasses work that is
conducted on or off campus and includes questionnaires, interviews,
test, observations, surveys, and other experiments, regardless of the
content or routine nature of the subject's involvement and even if this
work is preliminary to a more extensive study. All research involving
human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) .
The Vice President for Research is the Institutional Official (IO) for
the Human Research Protection Program. The Director of the Office of
Research Compliance is the Human Research Protection Administrator.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Foust Hall 108
policy specifies that all vertebrate animals under university care will
be treated humanely and that the university will comply with federal
and state regulations regarding animal care and use. Responsibility for
assuring institutional compliance with state and federal regulations has
been delegated to the Vice Provost for Research, who is advised by the
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC): Recombinant DNA
Brooks Hall 132
CMU and researchers must abide by the National Institutes of Health's Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules.
All recombinant DNA projects must also be approved by the CMU
Institutional Biosafety Committee and have a completed and signed
Recombinant DNA Agreement Statement on file before initiating the
Other Offices with Compliance Responsibilities
Bloodborne Pathogens, HIV, HBV
Exposure Control Committee--Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety
Smith Hall 103
Biological, Chemical, or Radiation HazardsSafety Coordinator--College of Science and Technology
Industrial Engineering and Technology Building (IET) 236
Report a Research Concern