Southern Methodist University promotes a culture of compliance and ethical behavior while providing comprehensive regulatory guidance. We strive to educate and advise SMU’s research community as to our obligations under local, state, and federal regulations, and university policies and procedures. Through the development of training and education, auditing and monitoring, and distribution of policies, procedures, and standards of conduct, we endeavor to promote a cooperative compliance culture at SMU.
Research Compliance Areas of Oversight
- Research with Human Subjects
- Research with Animal Subjects
- Research with Recombinant Nucleic Acids (rDNA)
- Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI)
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
- Research Security
Detailed information about all Research Compliance programs and procedures may be found in the Research Handbook.
Mentor SystemAll Research Compliance activity is managed through the Axiom Mentor electronic management system. Click the button below to access the system. If you would like to schedule an individual or group training session on how to use the Mentor system, contact Research Compliance to schedule an appointment.
Research Compliance programs are driven primarily by federal regulations and supported by the following SMU policies:
- 10.7 Financial Conflicts of Interest in Externally Sponsored Research
- 10.9 Animal Care and Use
- 10.10 Human Subjects in Research