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Russia/Ukraine Update: Export sanctions are changing rapidly due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. If any of your work involves Russia, Belarus, or Ukraine, or the other comprehensively sanctioned countries (Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Syria), contact the ORCI to discuss your planned activities before conducting them. The U.S. government has very strict regulations in place for these countries, and an export license is usually required to conduct work/transactions with individuals in these countries, even if no monetary exchange is involved.

COVID-19 Information for GVSU Researchers is available at this webpage.  This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

The ORCI is looking to help guide university research, in accordance with its mission statement: Creating a culture of ACTIVE, ENGAGED, and ETHICAL research.

The Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (ORCI) at GVSU, an entity of the CENTER FOR SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE EXCELLENCE, covers a variety of compliance programs. Browse our website or contact our office to find out how the ORCI can help with your research project. We oversee general research practices, such as Responsible Conduct of Research and Conflict of Interest in Research, as well as more specialized areas, such as Human Subjects Research and Animal Care and Use.

Faculty preparing for sabbaticals are encouraged to visit the ORCI sabbatical page for helpful information. 

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Questions? Please contact [email protected] or call (616) 331-3197.

GVSU Research Compliance and Integrity Programs

Human Subjects Research

The Institutional Review Board oversees all research involving human subjects. Find out more. 

Animal Care & Use in Research and Educational Activities

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee oversees all research involving animal subjects. Find out more. 

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Research participants are expected to perform to their highest degrees of professionalism and ethical standards.

Export Controls

Sensitive equipment, software, and technology might be subject to export control restrictions. Learn more.

Conflicts of Interest

Learn about the impact of outside interests on research and a researcher's disclosure responsibilities. 

Research Safety

Mitigate risk when conducing research. Find information on how to keep yourself, others, and your environment safe. 


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Lab Safety Training

Safety Training is required for all paid employees working in labs, studios, shops, and scientific fieldwork. Students in advanced courses and research staff working independently in labs should also attend training. Training is only required to be taken once, but it never hurts to have a refresher.  Click here for more information.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe fundamental competencies students should know or be able to demonstrate upon completion of an academic program, or products of co-curricular programming (such as those provided by the ORCI). Click the links below for more information:

All GVSU student outcomes

Student outcomes specific to the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity

Report a Research Concern

To report a research-related concern, contact the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (ORCI) at (616) 331-3197 or [email protected]. We will keep your identity confidential, and you can make a report without fear of retaliation. 

If you wish to remain completely anonymous, you may file a complaint through EthicsPoint, a GVSU-utilized system hosted by a third-party provider. If the reported incident involves a research concern, our office will be notified through that system.

Research concerns could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Participant welfare concerns
  • Animal welfare concerns
  • Conflict of interest concerns
  • Research-related safety concerns
  • Export control issues
  • Research misconduct issues (fabrication, falsification, plagiarism)


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