Compliance and Policy
The Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education develops and implements campus-wide research policy for UW–Madison. The impressive size of the UW–Madison research enterprise contributes to the decentralization of many research activities and services. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education proposes standard policies to guide the campus as it responds to changes in regulations and to assist in the cultivation of successful research administration.
UW-Madison has compiled a list of research compliance and protocol training. Safety-related training, managed by Environmental, Health and Safety, Division of Facilities, Planning, and Management, is also provided for your convenience. To learn more, including links to policies and more information, visit the Research Training Matrix.
Polices for animal care use.
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Policy on Principal Investigator/Research Service and Core Unit Registration Responsibilities.
The Office of Biological Safety (OBS) adheres to standardized practices as described in "Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories" (BMBL).
Each UW–Madison employee and student must determine how export controls might apply to their activities, and work cooperatively with the University management to ensure compliance.
Policies for research projects involving human participants.
Individual IACUCs may establish policies to meet unique aspects of their animal use program and require PIs in that school or college to abide by them.
Oversight for research projects involving human participants.
Policies, guidelines, PI obligations, forms, and information on patents, disclosing an invention and royalties.
All UW employees must fully disclose all outside activities related to their institutional responsibilities. Check here to report outside activities related to your institutional responsibilities in research, teaching or outreach.
A list of related policies and resources for conducting research on UW–Madison campus.
PI status process for serving as a PI on a research protocol
Management, policy, and guidance for the use of animals in research.
The University has policies for reporting and dealing with research misconduct and several ways for you to learn more about research ethics.
Environmental, Health and Safety, Division of Facilities, Planning, and Management oversees research safety by providing professional services and technical expertise to ensure the health and safety of people, buildings, and the natural environment.
Policies, guidelines, and resources.