Research Compliance

The University of Notre Dame’s research compliance program provides information, support, expertise, and systems of administration needed to meet the laws, rules, and policies governing research in the most efficient and effective way. An effective and comprehensive research compliance program insures the responsible management of public funds, avoidance of actual or perceived fraud or poor management, proper stewardship of University resources, and avoidance of adverse research events.

Through the responsiveness to the changing research environment and approaches, adherence to federal guidelines and requirements, mitigation of risks involved in the ethical conduct of research, and the belief in the responsible conduct of research, ND’s research compliance program is proactive in circumventing risks that may arise in research.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is continuously involved in:

  • Communicating procedures and responsibilities to individual researchers, through timely and appropriate education;
  • Upholding researchers to the highest or standards and understanding the responsibilities of research;
  • Designing standards and policies that effectively enable researchers to meet federal and institutional requirements;


If you have a Research Compliance related question, please send an email to or call (574) 631-1389

Human Subjects Research


Animal Research

All research involving live vertebrate animals must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to the initiation of the research and before a research award can be accepted.


Export Control

Certain types of University research may be subject to Federal Government Export Controls (EC) regulations that prohibit unlicensed export of specific information and technologies, require prior approval for foreign nationals to access information, technologies and materials, and participate in research, limit partnering with a foreign company, or prohibit sharing research with persons who are not U.S. citizens.  Learn more >




Research Integrity Policy

Learn more about the University’s Research Integrity Policy >>


 Page Reviewed/Updated: September 3, 2013

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