Research and scholarly activity (as detailed in the COVID-19 Guidance for Researchers) which involves activity on the University of Maine’s Orono or Machias campuses, its other facilities in the state, and/or in the field, requires approval by the OVPRDGS. The request form requires a justification for why the activity cannot be delayed, why it is essential research, information regarding the associated research personnel (including students) and the steps that will be taken to ensure the safety of participants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Welcome to the Office of Research Compliance

The mission of the office is to promote a culture of ethics, integrity, and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies governing research.  The office provides comprehensive regulatory guidance to the UMaine research community regarding specific components of research compliance — including animal care, biosafety, export control, financial conflict of interest, human subjects, responsible conduct of research, and research misconduct. 

All members of the University community are responsible for familiarizing themselves, and complying with all applicable regulations and policies. Failure to do so places not only the University but also the individual community member at risk for violations which could result in substantial administrative, civil, and criminal fines and penalties, including jeopardizing the University’s ability to apply for and receive federal funding.

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