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Office of Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is dedicated to partnering with faculty, staff and students to advance a culture of integrity and excellence in research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell through assuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies that promote the highest ethical standards in research.

Integrity in research is a fundamental value upon which scientific inquiry and discovery are founded. ORI’s goal is to provide exceptional customer service, guidance and expertise to facilitate the conduct of responsible and ethical research at UMass Lowell. 

The Office of Research Integrity strives to achieve its mission by overseeing the following components of research:

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Animal Care & Use

Tools and resources needed to navigate the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review process.
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Human Subjects

Forms, checklists, policies and other resources needed to navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process.
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Biosafety

Policies and other resources needed to navigate the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) review process.
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Conflict of Interest

Resources regarding federal, state and institutional requirements for of appropriate disclosure of both real and perceived conflicts of interest.
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Responsible Conduct in Research

Information regarding Responsible Conduct of Research requirements and available training.
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Radiation Safety

Policies and other resources needed to navigate the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) review process.
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Export Controls

Resources related to U.S. export control laws and regulations governing restrictions and release of materials, information or services to foreign nationals and foreign countries.
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Research Misconduct

Information regarding requirements and available resources related to Research Misconduct.
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Training

Information regarding the required training for the different components of the Office of Research Integrity.

News and Updates Regarding Research Integrity