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The University of Michigan is committed to fostering an environment for the responsible conduct of research. Compliance includes training for principal investigators, key personnel and students.  These guidelines apply to several forms of research compliance (e.g., conflict of interest, human subjects protection, animal care and use) or to topics related to the proper conduct of research (e.g., authorship). 

Human Subjects Protection
UM-Flint Investigators must submit their human subjects research protocols for approval via the U-M Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Application for studies involving patients of Michigan Medicine, medical devices or drug research must submit to IRB-Med.  IRB-HSBS meets twice a month (maize and blue panels) and has two faculty representatives from UM-Flint.  IRB-HSBS has assigned a single IRB administrator to process UM-Flint IRB applications.  
Animal Care Compliance
University-wide Animal Care and Use Program
PEERRS Certification

The University is updating its Responsible Conduct of Research Training as part of the online PEERRS (Program for Education & Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship) training.  Expanded federal requirements mean that this training applies to all U-M employees and students involved in any aspect of research and scholarship, regardless of internal or external support.  

  • Publishing activities (journal articles, book writing, literary criticism, legal research, technical and institutional research reports, literature reviews, and historical scholarship, among other forms)
  • Oral or poster presentations of research/scholarship
  • Collection and analysis of data, information, biospecimens or records
  • Inclusion as personnel on sponsored research or scholarship grants/awards
  • Inclusion as personnel on internally funded research or scholarship grants/awards
  • Development and/or leadership of centers that generate new knowledge, research or scholarship
  • Media contributions
  • Creative expression/performance and visual arts activities (compositions, presentations, performances, exhibits and similar projects)

 The training will be available beginning August 1, 2020, and must be completed by June 30, 2021.   The new comprehensive RCRS course replaces the three previous PEERRS courses on: 

  • Authorship, Publication and Peer Review
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Foundations of Good Research Practice

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