About Research Compliance Services
Research Compliance Services supports the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS), which serves as the University of Oregon's Institutional Review Board (IRB). The mission of the CPHS/IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of people participating in University of Oregon research.
For information on human subjects research, including instructions on applying for review and approval of research projects involving human subjects, please see Human Subjects Research.
Objectivity in research is the foundation for advancing the frontiers of knowledge and the basis for obtaining and maintaining public trust in research and its outcomes. The University of Oregon encourages outreach and connections with private industry, including creating start-up businesses or licensing technologies and other products of research and sponsored activity. These connections may allow for an Investigator to have a financial interest that relates, or may appear to relate, to his/her externally sponsored activities and institutional responsibilities. At the same time, these activities may create potential, perceived or apparent Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research (FCOIR). The University of Oregon’s Policy on Financial Conflict of Interest in Research defines FCOIR to mean a Significant Financial Interest related to the investigator’s institutional responsibilities that could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of sponsored activity, as determined by the university.
For more information, please see Financial Conflict of Interest.
Ethical and responsible conduct of research is critical for excellence, as well as public trust, in science. The University of Oregon supports its research community in upholding the highest ethical and professional standards in carrying out its work, and imparting these standards to future generations of scientists and researchers through education and training.
For more information, please see Responsible Conduct of Research.
The creation and dissemination of knowledge is a primary mission of the University of Oregon. Truthfulness and integrity are fundamental to this community of scholars and students. Scholars must be able to trust their peers, students must be able to trust their teachers, and citizens must be able to trust the integrity of the results of research performed in institutions of higher education. Citizens must also be able to have confidence that university researchers are using public funds in a responsible and productive manner.
For more information, please see Allegations of Research Misconduct.