Research Compliance

Research compliance encompasses a wide variety of areas including human subjects in research, use of animals, financial management of sponsored projects, conflicts of interest, misconduct in research, authorship decisions, mentoring, and access to and retention of data. Research compliance is a collaboration of University faculty, staff, and students — offices, departments, centers, programs, and institutes — to ensure the integrity of research and instruction.


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The Research Compliance Network (RCN) is a collaboration of Brown University staff with responsibility for regulatory and policy compliance across the campus. The network was assembled to develop a coherent approach to assuring compliance throughout the University's research environment.


Compliance Questions and Outreach
Staff consultants in each compliance area are available to meet with you individually or with your department. Please call (401) 863-7233 or email

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