The Office of Research Ethics

Success Services & Support for Iowa State Research

Iowa State’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the quality, credibility, and integrity of its research is a key to the university’s longstanding reputation as one of the nation’s leading land-grant research institutions. From the responsible conduct of research to the broad scope of ethical considerations, the Office of Research Ethics (ORE) provides the expertise and support services to help keep the Iowa State research community’s scholarly work on track.

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Remote Summer Operational Hours:
Monday, May 13-Friday, August 16*: 7:30 am-4:00 pm
Monday, May 27: University Holiday
Thursday, July 4: University Holiday
*May be affected by holidays or breaks

Three Core Pillars of Research Ethics

The Office of Research Ethics success services and support are built around these three core pillars.

  • Research Ethics & Compliance

    Where the Iowa State research community turns for tools, guidance, resources and review from the university’s research compliance committees: IRB (Humans), IACUC (Animals), IBC (Biohazards) and RSC (Radiation)

  • Ethical Research Conduct

    Ethical Research Conduct encompasses a wide range of factors that can impact the quality and integrity of research including conflicts of interest and commitment, export controls, international collaborations, undue foreign influence, and regulations related to unmanned aircraft

  • Research Integrity

    The Research Integrity Officer is the Iowa State research community’s point of contact for reporting possible misconduct, but – equally important – for critical education and training to ensure the highest standards of research conduct and integrity

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