The Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development fosters responsible conduct of University research, in compliance with governmental laws and regulations and University policies. The links that follow are resources for faculty, staff, and students engaged in research-related activities.


Research Compliance Units


Researcher Handbook

The Research Handbook provides instructions for getting started, applying for the appropriate approvals, and conducting research that is compliant with relevant government laws and regulations and UI policies and procedures.

Applying for Grants and Contracts

Regulatory Approvals

Managing Awards

Conducting Research Responsibly

Staff Hiring and Supervision


Additional Resources

Report a Compliance Concern

OVPR Human Resources and Budget

UI Policies and Procedures

Contact Information

Heather Gipson, Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance,, (319) 335-9546


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