Welcome to the Office of Research Compliance
Effective August 1st we will be moving to Phase 3 of the University’s Plan for Phased Continuity of the Research Enterprise (PDF). More details about this phase and regarding the submission and approval of research and scholarly activity requests can be found in the COVID-19 Guidance for Researchers).
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.