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RESEARCH COMPLIANCE REFERENCE GUIDE

ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY


Students and faculty in EEB can direct questions pertaining to research compliance, laboratory or field safety, research import or export controls, and research contracts to Ross Pringle or Diane Carlino. 


Ross Pringle - Research Operations Administrator
Voice: 609-258-3867
Email: rossp@princeton.edu

Diane Carlino - Department Manager
Voice: 609-258-5810
Email: dcarlino@princeton.edu


RIA: OFFICE OF RESEARCH INTEGRITY AND ASSURANCE

RIA is Princeton’s office for research compliance and ethics. RIA is composed of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI).  RIA has oversight of all research involving animal or human experimentation, and/or biological agents. 

http://www.princeton.edu/ria/  


IACUC: INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE

The IACUC provides supervision, coordination, and review of projects that include the use of animals or animal tissues. IACUC has the responsibility to approve animal research, to require modification of proposed activity involving animals, and the authority to prohibit a project’s use of animals. Approval process may take up to 2 months.

www.princeton.edu/ria/animal-research-protection/
Voice: 609-258-3583
Email: iacuc@princeton.edu

J. Pass - Compliance Administrator
Voice: 609-258-3583
Email: jpass@princeton.edu

Pamela Straeter - Assistant Director
Voice: 609-258-6003
Email: straeter@princeton.edu


IRB: INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD

The IRB ensures that all research involving human participants is conducted in a manner that ensures the safety and well-being of participants. IRB approval may be necessary for research involving human subject intervention, interaction or the collection of human data or biological specimens. Approval process may take up to 2 months.

Voice: 609-258-0865
Email: irb@princeton.edu

Chad Pettengill - Assistant Director
Voice: 609-258-8543
Email: chadp@princeton.edu


IBC: INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY COMMITTEE

The IBC provides oversight of research activities involving use of biological agents including recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules, infectious agents, human or non-human primate materials, biological toxins and animal tissues that pose zoonotic disease risks. Approval process may take up to 6 weeks.

www.princeton.edu/ria/biosafety/

Email: ibc@princeton.edu

Robert Scalese – Senior Compliance Administrator
Voice: 609-258-3105
Email: scalese@princeton.edu


LAR: LABORATORY ANIMAL RESOURCES

LAR is responsible for the husbandry and care of University animals used in research, testing, or training and has oversight for maintenance of and access to animal facilities, animal ordering, census, billing, and training. They provide animal and veterinary care, including 24/7 year-round emergency care. A veterinarian reviews all IACUC protocol submissions and is available for pre-IACUC submission consultation.

Email: lar@princeton.edu

Laura Conour - Director & University Attending Veterinarian
Email: lconour@princeton.edu

Susie Chow - Associate Director
Voice: 609-258-1942
Email: siuchow@princeton.edu

Brian Ludwig - Facilities Manager
Voice: 609-258-0106
Email: bl@princeton.edu


EHS: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

EHS provides technical support, training, consultation, and audits of environmental, health and safety practices and regulatory compliance. They support fieldwork safety, export and import of biological specimens, guidance on handling & transport of research supplies, equipment, infectious agents, chemicals, and controlled substances, including letters to TSA. They also advise on working safely with heavy equipment or in extreme environments.

www.princeton.edu/ehs

Jacqueline Wagner – Assistant Director for Biosafety
Voice: 609-258-1427
Email: jw6@princeton.edu

Steve Elwood - Associate Director for Laboratory Safety
Voice: 609-258-6271
Email: selwood@princeton.edu

Kyle Angjelo – Program Manager, Chemical Safety, Environmental Health & Safety
Voice: 609-258-2711
Email: kangjelo@princeton.edu


OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

The Office of the General Counsel is advises researchers on matters pertaining to research contracts, international contractual arrangements, intellectual property, technology transfer, and international law.

www.princeton.edu/ogc/areas-of-practice/research/

Kevin Licciardi, University Counsel
Voice: 609-258-2512
Email: licciard@princeton.edu


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS AND RESOURCES

Field research is an integral part of your experience in EEB.  Graduate students have a series of requirements to ensure resources are available to them as they conduct research while away from campus.  As university employees, postdocs are also provided resources.

travel.princeton.edu/
International SOS (ISOS):  travel.princeton.edu/international-sos

Graduate Students

Graduate Student Checklist for Travel:
travel.princeton.edu/graduate-students/checklist
International Travel Resources:
travel.princeton.edu/graduate-students/student-international-travel-resources

Postdoc Researchers

International Travel Resources:
travel.princeton.edu/faculty-staff/international-travel
travel.princeton.edu/faculty-staff and
travel.princeton.edu/faculty-staff/getting-started

CONCUR

Concur for travel booking and expense reimbursement:
princeton.edu/concur

Researchers are sent an email requesting completion of a web-based research questionnaire, EEB Researcher Activity, which is followed up by a brief email response.


FINANCIAL NEEDS

Field research often requires financial support from several sources.  If some or all support comes from a Princeton faculty member or program, a spending plan is helpful to ensure reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses or arrangement of a travel credit card.  Special consideration for payment of field assistants abroad requires discussion prior to departure.

Diane Carlino - Department Manager
Voice: 609-258-5810
Email: dcarlino@princeton.edu


UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES (UHS)

uhs.princeton.edu/

Students:
Voice: 609-258-3141

Postdocs:
Voice: 609-258-5035 (Employee Health)

Students and postdocs traveling internationally require additional immunizations and health screenings that can be scheduled with University Health Services.  Schedule appointments 4-6 weeks in advanced. 

UHS is also available for Animal Worker Clearance appointments