Office of Research Integrity Assurance

The Georgia Institute of Technology is committed to the highest standards of integrity in all areas of research and resolves that such activities undertaken by faculty, staff, and students will be conducted in accordance with strict ethical principles and in compliance with federal, state, and institute regulations and policies.

The Office of Research Integrity Assurance works with faculty oversight committees and boards to promote the ethical conduct of research and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements relating to research involving human subjects, vertebrate animal subjects, rDNA, Synthetic Nucleic Acids, and export controlled research. The committees supported by this office include the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

Together with these faculty committees, the Office of Research Integrity Assurance facilitates ethical conduct of research through advance and continuing protocol review; monitoring and reporting; regular meetings for review of proposed and continuing research; providing educational programs for faculty, staff, and students; maintaining the institute’s assurances with the appropriate government agencies; and submitting the required federal reports in a timely manner. The office oversees the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and educational programs which satisfy the many regulations governing the conduct of such research.

 The Office of Research Integrity Assurance is responsible for issues relating to export controls including research reviews, policy, licensing, compliance, and education. The Office of Research Integrity Assurance, working closely with the Office of Legal Affairs, also files the institute’s annual report of Possible Scientific or Other Scholarly Misconduct. The office additionally has responsibilities relating to export control policy, licensing, compliance, and education. The Office of Research Integrity Assurance reports to the Institutional Official/Vice President for Research and to the Executive Vice President for Research.