Welcome to the Office of Research Compliance

While the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias still remain open and operational, the University of Maine System is transitioning to remote or telecommuting to the maximum extent possible, March 19 through April 6.   Research should be done remotely if possible, or delayed.  Access our COVID-19 Guidance for Researchers for information to help you plan and prepare.

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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