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Research Integrity and Compliance

The University of Northern Colorado is dedicated to the highest standards of research integrity. The university's guidelines and procedures promote those standards in the care for people and animals that are the subjects of research, as well as in maintaining confidentiality, adhering to protocols, and preventing research misconduct.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

UNC's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs coordinates training and provides oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to students, faculty and staff members. 

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Human Subjects Research (IRB)

Human subjects research at UNC is regulated by University regulations to ensure that all research carried out under the auspices of UNC conform to ethical standards.

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Research Misconduct

Allegations of Research Misconduct should be reported to the Research Integrity Officer (RIO).

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Animal Subjects Research (IACUC)

UNC Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the University's animal program, facilities, and projects involving the use of animals.

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Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

Work supported by externally funded awards will be free from bias resulting from financial conflicts of interest of project personnel.


Research Integrity and Compliance Staff

Laura Martin
Director of Compliance & Operations  Animal Care and Use Program laura.martin@unco.edu

Dr. Michael Aldridge
Co-Chair, IRB

Dr. Silvia Correa-Torres
Co-Chair, IRB

Dr. Mark Thomas
Chair, IACUC

Dr. Jeri-Anne Lyons

  • Institutional Official (IO) for Human Subject Research
  • Institutional Official (IO) for Vertebrate Animal Research

(970) 351-2305


  • Research Integrity Officer (RIO)