ORCI staff is working remotely due to COVID-19. For fastest assistance, please email us at rci@gvsu.edu. The office is still operating at normal capacity, and we will respond to your email as soon as possible.

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

Research Security During COVID-19: During the ongoing national health emergency, the FBI encourages research institutions and investigators to remain vigilant for any attempts by organizations or individuals, whether foreign or domestic, to unlawfully obtain and remove sensitive research, including but not limited to research related to COVID-19, and including that funded by the U.S. Government.  The FBI also encourages these same entities to proactively review existing safeguards, including cyber security, in order to ensure this research remains protected.  For further guidance or to report any unusual or suspicious activity associated with research security, please contact your appropriate security representative or Special Agent Richard Foran, FBI Detroit, at (313) 965-6059.

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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Additional information about IRBManager, including an instruction manual and tips for using the system, can be found here.

Questions? Please contact rci@gvsu.edu or call (616) 331-3197.

GVSU Research Compliance and Integrity Programs

Human Subjects Research

Human Subjects Research

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

Animal Care & Use in Research and Educational Activities

Animal Care and 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

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

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

Export Controls

Export Controls

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

Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest

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

Research Safety

Research Safety

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

ORCI events

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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

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 rci@gvsu.edu. 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)


Additional University Support for Reporting Incidents