Research Compliance Office

To support research activities and ensure a safe research environment, Middlebury adheres to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and responsibility.

The Research Compliance Office coordinates and monitors Middlebury’s research programs to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, statutes, and institutional policies. We do this through compliance committees, reports to federal agencies, and training programs.

Committee Descriptions

Our compliance committees include faculty, staff, and community members, and we thoroughly review all research conducted with vertebrate animals, human subjects, and recombinant DNA.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees and evaluates all aspects of Middlebury’s animal care and use program, and upholds our commitment to the highest level of care and humane handling of animals to foster meaningful scientific research and teaching.

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) oversees research that involves recombinant DNA (rDNA).

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees all research involving human subjects to ensure the rights and welfare of participants.