Research Integrity and Compliance
The function of Research Integrity and Compliance within the Division of Research is to promote and encourage ethical conduct in research at UTB and other collaborative research endeavors. It supports the Vice President of Research in serving the UTB research community by providing oversight in coordinating institution-wide research compliance policies, procedures and training within UT system guidelines, in collaboration with the Office of Corporate Compliance and institutional researchers. Research Integrity and Compliance assists researchers to navigate the complexities of federal, state and local regulations that impact research undertaken at academic institutions. Research Integrity and Compliance facilitates research integrity in the following areas: the use of human subjects and animals in research, biosafety, chemical and radiation safety, Conflict of Interest in Research & Intellectual Property, export controls and the responsible conduct of research.
Training in the Research division is available to everyone at The University of Texas at Brownsville. The research community is encouraged to complete the trainings offered. However, there are several trainings that are mandatory for all researchers participating in a research project (P.I.s, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, lab students). These trainings include:
- Financial Conflict of Interest in Research
- Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research
- Conducting Research
- Export Controls Compliance: Understanding Regulations in a University Setting