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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 team 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 or synthetic nucleic acid molecules or biohazardous materials.

URCO also oversees institutional biosafety and export controls programs, plus URCO administers training that all researchers are required or highly recommended to complete, including responsible conduct of research. 

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. 

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!


Department of Energy Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs

Review the new DOE policy relating to contractor requirements regarding foreign talent recruitment programs. (PDF)  

Federal Foreign Disclosure Reporting

Read a regulatory reminders memo about disclosing foreign collaborations and international activities related to academic research at K-State. (PDF)

Revisions to Human Subject Regulations

The revised Common Rule took effect January 21, 2019. A revised application, consent form, and additional informational documents are now available.  

We welcome your questions or concerns related to research compliance at Kansas State University. Please include relevant details and your contact information in the text unless you wish to remain anonymous.