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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.  

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Kansas State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status, in the University's programs and activities as required by applicable laws and regulations. The person designated with responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning nondiscrimination policies is the University's Title IX Coordinator: the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity, equity@k-state.edu, 103 Edwards Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-4801, 785-532-6220. The campus ADA Coordinator is the Director of Employee Relations, charlott@k-state.edu, who may be reached at 103 Edwards Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-4801, 785-532-6277.

Revised July 7, 2015.