Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Research Compliance

UMass Boston’s research compliance activities rest on the joint efforts of investigators, support staff, study participants, and the community, as well as collaboration among departmental, collegiate, and central units.

The university’s goal is to provide information, support, and administrative systems necessary to ensure compliance with regulations and policies governing research in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The compliance program is designed to be proactive, transparent, and integrated to such an extent that potential issues are identified and mitigated without compromising the conduct of research.

Research Compliance contributes to a culture of research excellence at UMass Boston by ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations related to research activities, creating and supporting an environment that promotes the ethical and responsible conduct of research, and developing training and educational resources that promote responsible conduct and integrity in research.