The Office of Research is responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the research conducted in our community, and we require that all principal investigators comply with all laws and regulations applicable to the project and to the university. All research conducted at UNO must be in compliance with all regulations at all times.
For detailed information about compliance policies and procedures at the University of New Orleans, or to obtain contact information for the various compliance officers, visit the University Compliance website.
Conflict of Interest Committee
The Conflict of Interest Committee reviews conflict of interest disclosures submitted to them and renders a judgment as to whether any potential conflict of interest could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of research. If the committee determines that a conflict exists which generates a risk related to research or technology transfer, this committee works with the faculty/staff member to eliminate the risk, if possible. If the risk cannot be eliminated the committee strives to minimize the risk of any actual or potential conflict of interest.
Human Subjects — Institutional Review Board (IRB)
All research activities involving the use of human beings as research subjects (participants) must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Human subjects review is designed to protect participants and researchers by ensuring ethical research design and practice. Even though investigators are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the rights and the welfare of human subjects participating in research activities are protected, and that the methods used and information provided to gain subject consent are appropriate to the research, the IRB process assists investigators in this responsibility. For this purpose, investigators may not solicit subject participation or begin data collection until they have received written approval.
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
Animal research is monitored by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) on this campus. This committee follows federal regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (for use of certain types of animals), but primarily from a regulatory subdivision of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). UNO IACUC provides ongoing oversight of research and teaching activities to ensure that all faculty and staff comply with all Federal and State guidelines concerning the use of animals in research and teaching.
Institutional Biosafey (IBC)
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged under Federal Regulations with the oversight of all teaching and research activities involving: Recombinant DNA, Artificial Gene Transfer, Infectious Agents, and Biologically Derived Toxins. This also includes use of biological and hazardous materials at other research sites accessed by University faculty, staff, researchers, and non-university staff researchers under grants and contracts to the University.
The International Visitors procedure is to ensure that the university leadership is informed of international visitors on campus and to facilitate compliance with federal export control laws and regulations. An international visitor is anyone who is not a United States citizen. These procedures should be used for visitors who are coming from overseas, or for non-United States citizens who are already in the United States but would like to visit the UNO campus.
Export control policies address issues related to sharing proprietary, confidential, or restricted information or software code with foreign nationals either within the U.S. or abroad, shipping tangible items overseas, and interactions with embargoed or sanction countries, organizations, or individuals.
AP-RE-05.2 details the UNO export control policies and procedures.