ORCI staff is working remotely due to COVID-19. For fastest assistance, please email us at email@example.com. 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 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)