Compliance and Integrity

From lab safety to research ethics and integrity, the University of Virginia offers a number of resources to help students, faculty and staff foster ethical research conduct, ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, and safeguard UVA research.


The Vice President for Research (VPR) serves as the chief research officer for the University and, consequently, is the signatory official on numerous documents insuring compliance with federal research regulations. The office is responsible for the management and staffing of Institutional Review Boards and various safety committees, develops and negotiates human and animal welfare assurance documents with federal agencies, develops policies on conflict of interest and handles investigations on issues of research integrity.

NOTE: The U.S. Government is taking steps to increase oversight and protect U.S. research investments from undue foreign influence by those seeking to compromise U.S. national and economic security by undermining our primacy as a global leader in research and technology development. Click HERE for additional information and UVA guidance.