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University Research Compliance Office

University Research Compliance Office

URCO helps researchers meet regulations so they can do their research as safely and efficiently as possible. Our staff is here to help you navigate compliance and maintain K-State’s reputation for research integrity. University-wide committees provide regulatory oversight and guidance in:

  • Research on human subjects;
  • Research involving laboratory animal care and use; and
  • Research that uses recombinant DNA or biohazards materials.

URCO also oversees institutional biosafety and dual use research of concern programs and administers training that all researchers are required or highly recommended to complete, including:

  • Responsible Conduct of Research;
  • Export Controls Programs; and
  • Financial Conflict of Interest.

All of our training is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, or CITI, Program. Compliance programs and committees are listed in the menu on the left and contain training instructions tailored to individual areas.  



Security enhancement measures were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 21, 2017. The changes apply to all flights departing for the U.S. from: Queen Alia International Airport (AMM), Jordan; Cairo International Airport (CAI), Egypt; Ataturk International Airport (IST), Turkey; King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED), Saudi Arabia; King Khalid International Airport (RUH), Saudi Arabia; Kuwait International Airport (KWI), Kuwait; Mohammed V Airport (CMN), Morocco; Hamad International Airport (DOH), Qatar; Dubai International Airport (DXB), United Arab Emirates; and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), United Arab Emirates.

Travelers travelling from or via these airports to the U.S. will be required to check in all electronic items larger than a cellphone. Details of the security announcement are available on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security  website. The new measures do not affect U.S. domestic flights or to flights departing from the U.S. Read more details and advice from the University Research Compliance Office.