To report potential or known issues related to research or scientific misconduct such as animal research noncompliance, conflict of interest, export control violations, human subject research noncompliance, misuse of intellectual property or confidential information, or falsification of research results.
THE COMPLIANCE LINE (ETHICSPOINT)
The University’s Compliance Line is a secure method through which to submit an anonymous report regarding research compliance; HIPAA privacy; environment, health, and safety; and financial improprieties either online or by telephone. All reports submitted through the Compliance Line will be given careful attention by appropriate UNC-Chapel Hill offices and officials. Anyone filing a report via the Compliance Line should retain the report key and password and return to the website within 10 working days to check for comments or follow-up questions.
Report to the Compliance Line (EthicsPoint).
INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH INTEGRITY OFFICER
Individuals having reason to believe that someone has engaged in research misconduct related to University research has an obligation to report their concerns to their own department chair (or equivalent unit head) or directly to the Research Integrity Officer (RIO). The Department Chair (or equivalent) shall immediately notify the RIO, who will inform the Deciding Official.
Institutional Research Integrity Officer
OFFICE OF ANIMAL CARE AND USE
The Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) is responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of research at UNC-Chapel Hill that involves animal subjects. The OACU administers, supports, and guides the work of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and all related activities. Any research involving animal subjects proposed by faculty, staff, or students must be reviewed and approved by an IACUC before research may begin, and before related grants may be funded.
Should you have a concern regarding animal welfare or protocol non-compliance, you may provide the information anonymously and, to the extent that it is possible, the university will preserve your anonymity. It is helpful for the IACUC to have as much information as possible in order to conduct a thorough investigation.
Office of Animal Care and Use
130 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS
The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of research at UNC-Chapel Hill that involves human subjects. The OHRE administers, supports, and guides the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and all related activities. Any research involving human subjects proposed by faculty, staff, or students must be reviewed and approved by an IRB before research may begin, and before related grants may be funded.To report allegations of noncompliance and subject complaints call 919-966-3113 or email IRB_subjects@unc.edu.
Office of Human Research Ethics
720 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Bldg 385, Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7097