Research Integrity & Compliance

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, under the supervision of the Vice-President of Administration and External Affairs, oversees several administrative areas related to research integrity and compliance.

  • Human Research Protections Program (HRPP)
  • Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP)
  • Research Laboratory Safety (Safety)
  • Export Controls (Exports)
  • Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)
  • Conflict of Interest in Research (COIR)

The ORSP's goal is to facilitate safe and ethical research, building a culture of compliance and shared responsibility for these areas. Click on the links to access Institutional policy, procedure, or more information.

 

Resources

ACUP

Learn more about the Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) at WVSOM.

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HRPP

Learn more about the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) at WVSOM.

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Laboratory Safety

Learn more about the Laboratory Safety Program at WVSOM

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Export Control

Learn more about the Export Control Program at WVSOM

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Additional Integrity and Compliance Areas

Responsible Conduct of Research

WVSOM recognizes the value of responsible conduct of research as it pertains to scientific inquiry and public confidence.  WVSOM has policy and procedure in place to ensure the responsible conduct of research by its employees and students.  This policy and procedures is in compliance with the Public Health Services Policy on Research Misconduct (42 CFR 93).  For more information, please see the links below.

WVSOM participates in the ORI Assurance Program and submits an annual report to the ORI.

Conflict of Interest in Research

WVSOM strives to maintain the highest levels of research integrity.  Sometimes, potential or actual conflicts of interest arise during the course of research.  WVSOM is committed to ensuring such conflicts are identified and addressed appropriately.  Below is information related to WVSOM's policy and procedure, as well as the required training and form.

  • WVSOM Institutional Policy R-04 (Conflict of Interest in Research)
  • WVSOM Procedure for Conflict of Interest in Research
  • All personnel on a research project (including students) MUST complete the CITI Conflict of Interest Training
    • To complete the CITI training, log into CITI and navigate to your courses (be sure you are affiliated with WVSOM)
    • If you need to add the COIR course, navigate to the bottom of the screen and choose "Add a course".  Add the COIR course in the next screen.
  • All personnel on a research project (including students) MUST complete a Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure
    • If you are an employee of WVSOM, complete the FID online through my.wvsom.edu.
    • Once logged in, navigate to "Research Conflict of Interest" and complete the form.
    • If you are student or other affiliate, you will need to complete the ORSP-6 form and submit it to the ORSP.
    • Financial interest disclosures must be updated at least annually, or within 30 days of a newly acquired or discovered potential disclosure.

PI Responsibilities

  1. Oversight and management of the project and all personnel, including ensuring compliance with federal regulations and WVSOM policy.
  2. Ensuring all personnel are appropriately trained prior to them assisting with the research
  3. Oversight of the budget, ensuring no budget overages, and ensuring expenditures are in compliance with WVSOM policies.
  4. Ensuring safe laboratory practices.
  5. Ensuring responsible conduct of research.
  6. Ensuring ethical treatment of all subjects, animal and human.
  7. Ensuring open and consistent communication with the ORSP.

 

Contacts

 

Diana Bird
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Administrative Assistant Senior
(304) 647-6289
Peter Feltman, MS
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Research Integrity and Compliance Administrator
(304) 647-6284

Jandy Hanna, PhD, MSB
Professor, Biomedical Sciences, IRB Chair
(304) 647-6366

James W. Nemitz, PhD
President, Signatory Official

Peter Feltman, MS
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Research Integrity and Compliance Administrator
(304) 647-6284

Jack Thatcher, PhD
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
IACUC Chair
(304) 647-6227

Edward Bridges, PhD
Vice President for Administration and External Affairs
Institutional Official

Jandy Hanna, PhD, MSB
Associate Dean, Research and Sponsored Programs
Research Integrity Officer
(304) 647-6366
Jandy Hanna, PhD, MSB
Associate Dean, Research and Sponsored Programs
Conflict of Interest Officer
(304) 647-6366
Peter Feltman
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Research Integrity and Compliance Administrator
(304) 647-6284

Brian Griffith, PhD
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
IBC Chair
(304) 647-6225

Mildred Mattox
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Research Laboratory Coordinator
Research Chemical Hygiene Officer
(304) 793-6844

Matt Carver
Institutional Facilities
Safety Compliance Officer
(304) 793-6808

Jandy Hanna, PhD, MSB
Associate Dean, Research and Sponsored Programs
Export Control Compliance Officer
(304) 647-6366