The University of New Mexico's research compliance program provides information, guidance, expertise, and administration support in order to meet the laws, rules, and policies governing research in the most efficient and effective way.
The Biohazard Compliance Office protects personnel, patients, and others from exposure to infectious agents or other viable research biological materials that may cause harm to them or others.
The charge of the HSC Chemical Safety Committee (CSC) is to assure the safe acquisition, use and disposal of all hazardous chemicals at the UNM Health Sciences Center. It is the responsibility of the committee to establish appropriate health and safety policies in accordance with federal regulations and guidelines that cover chemical safety and evaluate research being conducted at HSC for chemical safety considerations.
The HSC's Conflicts of Interest Office protects the integrity, trust, and respect of UNM, its academic community and its research activities. It enables compliance with applicable laws and other regulatory requirements to protect investigators who may be exposed to conflict of interest situations.
The export of commodities, software, and technology is regulated by the US Department of Commerce. UNM is committed to export control compliance.
The Human Research Protections Office (HRPO) promotes the safety and protection of individuals involved in human research by providing support, guidance, and education to facilitate ethical and scientifically sound research.
The Office of Research governs the collection, storage and dissemination of human research tissues using an administrative structure jointly sponsored by the Department of pathology and the Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC). A central human tissue repository, a tissue repository database, and the human tissue holdings in all satellite UNM human tissue repositories and the electronic connections between these satellite repositories and the central repository is hereinafter referred to as the Human Tissue Repository (HTR).
The Office of Animal Care Compliance (OACC) will promote the “three R’s” of replacement, refinement, and reduction when reviewing animal care and use protocols, and will provide services and resources that investigators need to accomplish their research goals.
The Radiation Safety staff is responsible for ensuring the safety of individuals using ionizing radiation (radioactive materials and radiation producing materials) at the UNM Campus and in other locations where these items may be used by University faculty and Staff. Our objective is the protection of people and the environment from unnecessary exposure to radiation.
As a community of scholars, in which truth and integrity are fundamental, the UNM HSC must establish procedures for the investigation of allegations of misconduct of research with due care to protect the rights of those accused, those making the allegations, and the UNM HSC. The Office of Research oversees research integrity activities for UNM HSC including receiving and assessing allegations and overseeing inquiries and investigations, as warranted.