Research Ethics and Compliance (REC) oversees university-wide compliance with federal, state, and university policies regarding the conduct of ethical research with humans and other vertebrate animals, and administers financial conflict of interest, responsible conduct of research, and academic integrity matters.
Illinois State is committed to protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research investigations under the authority of the university. All research involving human subjects is to be conducted in accordance with relevant federal regulations.
Illinois State is committed to the humane care and use of animals and accordingly adheres to the national standards for the care and use of animals. All individuals using animals in research or teaching must accept the responsibility for understanding and following these standards and principles.
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) administers all laboratory safety programs, including biosafety, radiation safety, chemical hygiene, etc.
Review appropriate training for campus researchers, including training on ethics, regulatory compliance, research techniques and research administration.
Illinois State is committed to promoting the responsible conduct of research on campus through policy, training, and adherence to NSF and NIH requirements and the University academic integrity policy.