Research Integrity & Compliance
  • Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research (IRB)
    Based on Ferris State Policy and Federal Regulations set forth by the Department of Health & Human Services, all research protocols involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the FSU IRB Committee prior to beginning research.


  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
    Responsible for the use of animals in university research and instructional activities. IACUC reviews protocols, the animal care & use program and monitors university animal facilities to ensure compliance with standards and regulatory requirements set forth by the USDA and Public Health Service Policy. 


Faculty & student researchers are required to complete the necessary education and CITI Training specific to their research, as well as Responsible Conduct of Research

Investigators are required to comply with the Ferris Conflict of Interest Policy and report any Significant Financial Interest that could have a substantial impact on design, execution, or reporting of a research project.  Incidents of a conflict of interest (reported or discovered) may be shared with granting agencies.  Other related business policies may be found by clicking here.

Faculty are strongly encouraged to contact the Director of Laboratory Safety, Anne Hawkins (, 231-591-2154) to make sure compliance, training, and safety issues do not delay the start of lab-based projects.