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The Office of Research Responsibility

The ORR leads in fostering responsible conduct of university research and scholarship, in compliance with federal, state and university regulations and guidelines. We offer resources for campus faculty, students and staff in their research-related activities through training and technical assistance. The associate vice chancellor for research directs the ORR, serves as the institutional official, and reports to the vice chancellor for research.

Are You New to Research at UNL?

Are You New to Research at UNL?

Explore these pages to learn about the many resources available to help you conduct your research responsibly and in keeping with the rules and regulations that govern research both at UNL and nationally.


Do You Plan to Use Human Subjects in Your Research?

Do You Plan to Use Human Subjects in Your Research?

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Learn more about UNL’s Human Research Protections Program and the role of the Institutional Review Board, which reviews and authorizes study protocols for research with human subjects. All UNL faculty, staff or students who involve human subjects in their research must file a study protocol with the IRB via NUgrant.


Will Your Research Involve Animals?

Will Your Research Involve Animals?

Learn more about UNL’s Institutional Animal Care Program, responsible for monitoring and maintaining the health of vertebrate animals used in the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, which reviews and authorizes animal use protocols.


How Can You Ensure Safety in Your Research?

How Can You Ensure Safety in Your Research?

The Office of Research Responsibility jointly manages safety activities with the Office of Environmental Health & Safety Services, including administration of the Institutional Biosafety Committee and the Radiation Safety Committee and provision of training in laboratory procedures for university personnel.


Will Your Research Involve Any Foreign Entities?

Will Your Research Involve Any Foreign Entities?

Export controls may apply. Be sure you understand any additional regulations that may govern such research.


How is the Responsible Conduct of Research Supported?

How is the Responsible Conduct of Research Supported?

Research Compliance Services provides a number of educational resources on the Responsible Conduct of Research, helps you understand the nature and ramifications of research misconduct, and manages research misconduct investigations.


Do You Have Any Potential Interests that Might be Related to Your Research?

Do You Have Any Potential Interests that Might be Related to Your Research?

Learn how to disclose interests that might be related to your research, to promote public confidence in your findings. Research Compliance Services reviews all Disclosures of Interest — those filed annually by all faculty and those filed in conjunction with a specific research project. You file your DOI through NUgrant.