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Preparing Proposals: Compliance Requirements

Find information and links on approvals researchers need to obtain prior to beginning research.

  • Animal Subjects: The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) reviews and approves all proposed uses of live vertebrate animals in teaching and research.
  • Conflict of Interest: The Independent Review Committee (IRC) reviews the personal financial interests reported by investigators to determine whether those financial interests constitute conflicts of interest that might potentially compromise the objectivity of the work to be conducted.
  • Data Management Plans: All National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals must contain a Data Management Plan or document stating that no data will be collected.
  • Export ControlExport Control identifies and manages export risks and provides export licenses in support of the research activities of university faculty, staff, and students.
  • Human Subjects: the Human Research Protections Program is responsible for reviewing research involving human subjects conducted by UCSD.
  • Lab Safety: Review the online Laboratory Safety Manual for policies, procedures, and resources for campus research and teaching laboratories.
  • Patient Privacy: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) establishes national standards for the privacy and security of health information.
  • Stem Cells: The Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (ESCRO) reviews research protocols involving stem cells to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements.
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