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Compliance and Safety

ORSP is charged with oversight of faculty and staff in the ethical and safe conduct of sponsored projects and research. Individuals proposing research projects which anticipate the use of human subjects, carcinogenic or toxic compounds, vertebrate animals, recombinant DNA, pathogens, and/or radioactive materials should contact ORSP for further information about any of these areas.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

CITI Research Ethics Training Programs:
SFA subscribes to the CITI Program which provides research ethics education courses in the areas of Human Subjects Research (HSR), Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS), Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI), and Animal Care and Use (ACU), and other areas of interest. All SFA faculty, staff and students are encouraged to create a CITI account and register for applicable CITI courses for the purpose of their research, activities and coursework.

ETHICS IN SPONSORED PROJECTS

As stated in policies 7.19 (Misconduct in Scholarly or Creative Activities) and 8.7 (Misconduct in Federally Funded Research), SFA strives to create a climate that promotes faithful adherence to high ethical standards in the conduct of scientific research, scholarship, and creative activities without inhibiting the productivity and creativity of the academic community

Faculty scholars and other personnel at SFA are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards for all research and scholarly work. It is the responsibility of every research investigator to maintain the integrity of research projects, including maintaining an auditable record of experimental protocols, data, and findings.

HEALTH AND SAFETY