Policies and Training
Research Compliance Policies – List of policies related to Conflict of Interest (COI), Research Ethics, Export Controls, Hazardous Materials, Human Subjects (IRB), Animal Care and Use (IACUC), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Compliance Trainings – List of trainings focused on helping researchers comply with and navigate the various federal, state, and local regulations. Trainings include COI, Export Control, HIPAA, Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP), IACUC, RLSS, and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
College of Medicine – Phoenix Lab Safety Orientation – Laboratory training specific to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is provided by the Manager of Laboratory Operations to ensure that researchers receive necessary safety training prior to working in research laboratories. In-Person Lab Safety Orientation and corresponding virtual prerequisites must be completed in order to gain access to the research labs.
Research Laboratory and Safety Services (RLSS)
RLSS assists, monitors and provides oversight to ensure that federal, state, local and UArizona regulations and policies are implemented in a safe and secure manner. Please complete the Research Office Service Request Form to request lab safety orientation at the College of Medicine - Phoenix.
Human Subjects Protection Program
This is the administrative and regulatory support program to the Institutional Review Boards, which are charged with the protection of human research subjects. Access eIRB to submit protocols.
University Animal Care
UAC provides assistance to scientists, physicians, staff and students who have received Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval to perform research, testing or educational studies on animal subjects.
Individual Conflict of Interest (COI) in Research
The Office for Responsible Outside Interests' goal is to align outside interest and activities with UArizona's mission to disseminate knowledge through teaching, research and public service in a way that ensures transparency, integrity and public trust. The University requires completion of the COI Training at least once every four years. Individuals who have a COI disclosure overdue or no COI disclosure on record, may complete their requirements by logging on to the COI eDisclosure System.
HIPAA Privacy Program
The University of Arizona HIPAA Privacy Program oversees all ongoing activities related to the implementation of HIPAA policies and procedures and is the office primarily responsible for ensuring HIPAA compliance.
- UAHS HIPAA Standard Operating Procedures.
- HIPAA Data Reference Guide (PDF).
- HIPAA Information Sheet (PDF).
- Protecting Our Patients' Privacy (PDF).
Export Controls Program
The program helps individuals with adhering to the U.S. export control laws and regulations when working with (or accessing) export-controlled technical data, software, materials, and equipment.
Research Integrity Program
The RIO oversees inquiries and investigations, including sequestration of evidence and appointing expert members to inquiry and investigation committees. To anonymously report a concern, please use the Ethics and Compliance Hotline.
Responsible Conduct of Research Program
The program works to foster a culture and expectation of responsible and ethical conduct of research as a critical component in the advancement of knowledge through research and scholarship. The program also provides a flexible means of fulfilling federal training requirements set forth by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Research-specific COVID-19 Guidance
Research, Innovation & Impact is providing up-to-date policy and planning information specific to managing research activities impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. For campus-wide announcements and updates related to COVID-19, please visit the University of Arizona’s official COVID-19 Webpage