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Responsible Conduct of Research

All research conducted or sponsored by Duquesne University must comply with strict federal regulations governing the safety of subjects and researchers.

Faculty, staff, and student researchers requiring training for responsible conduct of research (including human subjects, animal use, or biosafety) must complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative's CITI training program prior to starting their work. 

Human Subjects Research

Visit our Human Subjects page for more information.

ALL key personnel (see definition below) engaged in human subject research must complete the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative's CITI training program prior to IRB approval of a new or continuing review application.

All faculty and student investigators conducting research on human subjects at Duquesne University are required to submit their IRB applications via Mentor IRB.

Key Research Personnel
Principal Investigator
Other investigators
Research personnel who are directly involved in conducting research with study participants or who are directly involved with handling private information (example: patient's medical records and charts) related to study participants during the course of a research project.
Faculty sponsors who provide direct oversight of research with study participants or research using study participant's private information.

Animal Use

All research conducted or sponsored by Duquesne University that involves live vertebrate animals must be approved by the IACUC before research begins. For additional information, visit our Animal Care page.

Biosafety & Radiation Safety

All individuals who intend to acquire, transport or engage in research with CDC, USDA Select Agents and CDC Select Agents, as defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are required to inform the Office of Research before work can begin. Select Agents are certain viruses, bacteria, rickettsia, fungi and toxins defined by CDC and the USDA. Research in our laboratories must adhere to CDC's guidelines Biosafety in Microbial and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th Edition 2007.

For more information, visit our Safety Procedures page.

Biosafety Committee

Administrative Policies (TAPS)

Please review the following Duquesne University administrative policies related to research-

For more information regarding responsible conduct of research and compliance, contact the Office of Research staff.