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 Laboratory Safety, 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.
GVSU Research Compliance and Integrity Programs
Lab Safety Training
Safety Training is required for all paid employees working 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 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:
Report a Research Concern
To report a research-related concern, contact the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (ORCI) at 616-331-9137 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)