Compliance Assessment

Compliance Assessment

Seattle University is committed to the ethical, responsible conduct of research. To uphold our commitment, we require all faculty, staff, students or volunteers conducting research to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online courses relevant to their area of research. This should be completed prior to conducting research and will be verified in the post-award meeting.

Please follow this link for detailed steps to complete this Responsible Conduct in Research required training.

Additionally, ORSSP and various university departments provides resources and guidance on the following compliance areas. Please review the policies that may be relevant to your research:

  • Institutional Review Board

    • If your research requires human subjects, you may need IRB protocol review and approval. Please review their policies and procedures and contact their office for further guidance.

  • Animal Care

  • Biosafety and Chemical Hygiene

    • Please direct any questions relating to Biosafety, Hazardous Materials, or Chemical Hygiene matters or policy to the Chemical Hygiene and Biosafety Office, Sheila Lockwood. Phone: (206) 220-8273

  • Export Controls

    • Please direct any questions relating to Export Controls to OSP Director of Sponsored Projects, Rebecca McColl

Lastly, if your project requires equipment purchases, please be aware of SU's internal procurement policies:


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