Research Compliance

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies serves as the hub for UIW's research compliance operations. These operations include the Human Research Protection Program, Institutional Review Board for human subjects research, clinical trial registration, responsible conduct of research, the conflict of interest program, and university research policy implementation and management.

We conduct on-demand training as needed and review proposals and active projects for continued compliance.

Research Compliance Announcements

Fall 2022 Data Management and Sharing

Please see the UIW guidance page on creating data management plans that meet the requirement of federal agencies. Significant changes to the requirements for NIH management plans are now in effect and apply to all NIH requests for funding after Jan. 25, 2023.

Summer 2021 IACUC Service Center Agreement

UIW does not operate a research animal use program. To fulfill the needs of extramurally funded research projects involving laboratory animals, UIW has entered into a Service Center Agreement with an AAALAC-accredited animal care program in San Antonio. The agreement includes protocol review and management, access to animal care facilities at the host program, UIW facility inspection, and training of UIW personnel. The agreement expires on Aug. 31, 2024.

For more information, call (210) 805-3555.

Fall 2020 IRB Policies, Procedures, and Guidance Revisions

To better align the UIW human subjects protections program with best practices, the UIW IRB Policies, Procedures and Guidance document (previously known as the IRB Manual) has been revised and the following additional sections have been added:

IRB Policies Procedures, and Guidance Revisions
Policy/Procedure Definition
IRB Policies and Procedures Development (pdf) Defines the process for creating and revising IRB policies and procedures
Conduct of Full Board Meetings (pdf) Defines the requirements and process for conducting full board meetings
Reporting to Regulatory and Oversight Agencies (pdf) Defines the requirements and process for reporting to oversight agencies
Full Board Review (pdf) Defines the requirements and process for conducting full board reviews
Suspension or Termination of Previously Approved Research (pdf) Defines the requirements and process for suspending or terminating previously approved research
Investigations of General, Serious, or Continuing Noncompliance (pdf) Defines general, serious, and continuing noncompliance and the process for conducting noncompliance investigations
Required Reporting of Unanticipated Problems and Protocol Deviations (pdf) Defines the requirements and process for reporting unanticipated problems and protocol deviations

In addition, the IRB website has been redesigned to provide easier access to informational, guidance, and policy materials.

For more information regarding research compliance contact:

Phone: (210) 805-3565