The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews and approves research that involves human participants.
The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) is a standing committee at Rice University, whose composition and responsibilities are mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (Public Law 98-198).
The Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC) provides institutional oversight for recombinant DNA research and the use of biohazardous materials in research.
Rice’s Conflict of Interest (COI) policy provides guidance for Scholars for responsible and conscientious participation in outside activities through the disclosure, reporting, and management of these activities.
Research and other activities that involve the transfer of certain items, products or goods, technology, and software to foreign countries may be subject to U.S. export control laws and regulations.
Rice's Environmental Health and Safety Department provides support to the Rice Community in the areas of chemical and biological safety, fire safety, office and laboratory safety. The department also works with local, state and federal agencies to ensure compliance with government codes and policies and assure everyone that Rice University is a safe place to work and study.
Integrity in all scholarship is a foundational principle that underlies Rice’s core values. Rice University Policy 324 - Research Misconduct defines and outlines our principles and processes related to research misconduct. If you have research integrity concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your concerns will be handled confidentially by our Research Integrity Officer.