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SMU Research

Research Compliance

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 Committees

  • Animal Care and Use (IACUC)

    SMU’s IACUC is responsible for the oversight and evaluation of the University’s animal care and use program, procedures and facilities, ensuring compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, rules and guidelines governing the humane care and use of animals. 

  • Archaeological Collection and Curation (ACCC)

    SMU’s ACCC is charged with advising the Associate Vice President of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies on emerging developments in the Federal laws and State codes governing antiquities, to draft institutional statements and University policies for collections, and to oversee curation activities.

  • Institutional Biosafety (IBC)

    SMU’s IBC provides oversight for reviewing and approving recombinant DNA research and biohazard research projects (human and animal research subjects).

  • Human Subject Research (IRB)

    The SMU IRB provides oversight for research studies involving human subjects.