Office of Research Integrity
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) supports the Brown University research community by providing guidance, education and resources to facilitate the conduct of ethical research in accordance with governing federal and state regulations and University policies. The ORI’s multidisciplinary team:
- Provides administrative support and regulatory advisement to the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) , Conflict of Interest Review Board, and Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) Committee.
- Assists researchers with adhering to requirements associated with international research collaborations, including running the University’s Export Control Compliance Program;
- Manages the intake, review and approval of Data Use Agreements for research;
- Promotes integrity in research by providing training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research;
- Handles allegations of research misconduct;
- Through its Quality Assurance / Quality Improvement program, conducts outreach and education to researchers and staff regarding best practices to facilitate regulatory compliance and required institutional approvals, and performs post-approval monitoring and investigations of potential research-related non-compliance.
There are several avenues available to report compliance and integrity concerns:
- Anonymously via EthicsPoint
- Confidentially to the Director of the Office of Research Integrity
- To the Vice President for Research, serving as the Institutional Official
You may also consider speaking with Brown's Ombudsperson to discuss your concerns and determine if you would like to proceed with a formal complaint or report.
We are committed to excellence in all the services we provide. We look forward to working with you.