The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to scientific and ethical integrity as well as academic excellence in all research activities with which our students, faculty and staff are associated. 

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) supports those needs in regards to: animal care and use, the office of animal resources, conflicts of interest & commitment, controlled substances used in research, export controls, human research, research misconduct, and the responsible conduct of research.

Students and faculty applying for UROP Grants are subject to all ORI compliance guidelines and should be aware of the following requirements:

Human and/or Animal Subjects

Students and faculty proposing projects involving human and/or animal subjects are required to complete additional university compliance steps before grant funding can be paid.  

Refer to the following resources for information about

NSF and/or NIH Supported Research

CU Boulder encourages all faculty, staff, and trainees (i.e., undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) involved in research to obtain instruction in RCR that is appropriate for their level of education, training, responsibility, and discipline.

 Presently, the following research personnel are required to complete training in RCR:

  • Any student or postdoctoral fellow who is paid from a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant award. See NSF requirements
  • Trainees supported by specific awards (institutional training grants, educational grants, and research career development awards) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)See NIH requirements

Visit the RCR website to learn more about the requirements for completing training in the responsible conduct of research.