Research Conduct

All research conducted or sponsored by Duquesne University must comply with strict federal regulations governing the safety of subjects and researchers. Faculty and student researchers must have completed training in various aspects of research conduct governing their work. Training is on-line at no cost to Duquesne faculty, students, and staff. Simply go to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website, register, and list your institution as Duquesne University and you will find a complete course list including: Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Biosafety, Conflict of Interest, and Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research training.

Human Subjects Research

All research conducted or sponsored by Duquesne University that involves human subjects must be pre-approved by the Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Subjects. This requirement is based on Research Policy #41. View Duquesne's Human Subjects page for more 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. View our Animal Care page.

Biosafety & Radiation Safety

All individuals who intend to acquire, transport or engage in research with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Select Agents and CDC Select Agents, as defined by the CDC and 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 the CDC's guidelines in "Biosafety in Microbial and Biomedical Laboratories", 6th Edition 2020.

View our Safety Procedures page.

Research Policies (RPS)

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 and Innovation staff.