Research Compliance

Reviews existing and new administrative requirements imposed by federal regulations and program officers related to but not limited to the human research participant protections, animal use and care, conflicts of interest (individual and institutional), objectivity in research, and export controls. The emphasis should be on harmonization of requirements across federal agencies, reduction of redundancies and identifying good practices.


  • IRB Wizard Demonstration
  • Data Transfer and Use Agreement (DTUA) Pilot
  • Compliance Unit Standard Procedure (CUSP)
  • FDP/SMART Reliance Agreement
  • Lab Safety Working Group

Notes from Compliance Retreat, September 2015 
Notes from Lab Safety Session Jan 2016

Human Subjects Protections
Jane McCutcheon, New York University Co-Chair
Debra Murphy, Arizona State University - Co-Chair

Conflict of Interest
Diane Dean, National Institutes of Health Co-Chair
Mary R. Lee, Stanford University Co-Chair

Animal Care and Use
Ara Tahmassian, Harvard University - Co-Chair
Axel Wolff, National Institutes of Health – Co-Chair

Export Controls
Doug Backman, University of Central Florida - Co-Chair

Data Stewardship
Melissa Korf, Harvard Medical School - Co-Chair
Rick Ikeda, National Institutes of Health - Co-Chair

Committee Members

Member Organization
Melissa Korf (Co-chair) Harvard Medical School
Diane Dean (Co-chair) National Institutes of Health
Doug Backman University of Central Florida
Diane Dean National Institutes of Health
Lynette Arias University of Washington
Jane McCutcheon New York University
Ara Tahmassian Harvard University
Michele Masucci Temple University
Aubrey Schoenleben University of Washington
Melissa Korf Harvard University
Alice Young Texas Tech University
Robert Nobles Emory University
Debra Murphy Arizona State University
Mary Lee Stanford University
Rick Ikeda National Institutes of Health
Ara Tahmassian Harvard University
Axel Wolff National Institutes of Health