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.
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.
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.
J. Pass - Compliance Administrator
Pamela Straeter - Assistant Director
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.
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.
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.
Laura Conour - Director & University Attending Veterinarian
Susie Chow - Associate Director
Brian Ludwig - Facilities Manager
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.
Jacqueline Wagner – Assistant Director for Biosafety
Steve Elwood - Associate Director for Laboratory Safety
Kyle Angjelo – Program Manager, Chemical Safety, Environmental Health & Safety
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.
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.
Graduate Student Checklist for Travel:
International Travel Resources:
International Travel Resources:
Concur for travel booking and expense reimbursement:
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.
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
UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES (UHS)
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