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. 


Investigators, including students, conducting research without the proper approval will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.


Investigator Requirements:


For questions related to laboratory operations, laboratory safety, and lab-based research activities, 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. 



 Office of Academic Research
Ferris State University
220 Ferris Drive, PHR 312
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2547

revised 1/2015