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University Research Compliance Office

All K-State faculty must complete Export Controls Program training, and Financial Conflict of Interest is highly encouraged. Other university activities that may involve research on human subjects, laboratory animal care and use, or that propose to use recombinant DNA or biohazardous materials must comply with applicable federal, state or local rules, regulations and guidelines. K-State has university-wide committees that provide regulatory oversight and guidance in these three critical areas. Individuals who plan efforts in any of these areas must receive formal approval from the appropriate compliance committee prior to commencement of the project.

Important Announcements:

Online Training Updated 7/14/15

URCO Online modules and Video Training Vignettes (VTVs) have been replaced with training provided through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative program (CITI). The program will provide our researchers with high-quality, current and peer-reviewed research and ethics training. A few advantages:

  • CITI streamlines collaboration because the same platform serves researchers at academic institutions and organizations worldwide.
  • CITI training covers a broad range of topics and allows customized content.
  • CITI provides all training on one website.
  • CITI allows users to track and check their training status anytime by logging in and sends automated email reminders to users when training is due.

IMPORTANT: Current training will be honored for 3 years from your last completion date.

Contact Maggie Behnke: 2-3233, msbehnke@ksu.edu with any questions about the new training.


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.