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Research Compliance

research complianceResearch conducted at Mary Baldwin College complies with federal regulations that protect the rights of human subjects, the welfare of research animals, and the integrity of scientific data. These regulations cover research conducted byfaculty, staff, and/or students. Research at Mary Baldwin College that involves human subjects or animals must go through specific approval processes, including a review of proposed research procedures. Compliance is mandatory.

Animal Research.  Activities involving vertebrate animals must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) PRIOR to starting a project or applying to an outside funding agency.  Any person conducting animal research must also successfully complete appropriate training prior getting IACUC approval.

Research Involving Human Subjects.   Research involving human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) PRIOR to starting a project or applying for outside funding.

Research Ethics.  Mary Baldwin College’s Scientific Misconduct Policy describes in detail the procedures and responsible parties for reporting scientific misconduct and how these allegations will be addressed. Reports of scientific misconduct are handled with strict confidentiality in order to protect the academic reputations of both the party bringing the allegations and, in the event that no evidence is found to support the allegations, the party accused of scientific misconduct.