Research Compliance

The Division of Research, through the Office of Research Compliance and Biosafety, is responsible for providing training and support to faculty, students, and staff in regulatory requirements for scientific research at Texas A&M. A printable one-page overview of the Office of Research Compliance and Biosafety is available. View The Texas A&M University System's Guiding Principles for Research Compliance, developed to capture some of the core principles for research compliance common among areas including research with animals, biohazards, and human subjects.

The Office of Research Compliance and Biosafety use iRIS, a web based application that enables real-time submission tracking, review, post-approval compliance activities, and data management for researchers. For more information about the system, including frequently asked questions, visit the iRIS Portal.

Learn more about obtaining approval and requirements for research involving:


For research involving any of the below, investigators should consult the Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHSD) at Texas A&M:

  • Agricultural Safety
  • Asbestos
  • Chemical Inventories
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Management and Hazardous Waste
  • Fire and Life Safety
  • Food Safety
  • Hazardous Material Shipping
  • Industrial Hygiene and Chemical Safety
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety for Non-Biological Hazards
  • Radiological Safety
  • Scientific Diving Safety
  • Storm Water Management

Transparent and consistent oversight for research with animals, biohazardous materials, and human subjects is provided by Texas A&M's Research Compliance Review Committees:

 

These committees, which report to the University's Institutional Official (Vice President for Research), provide the structure and requirements necessary to maintain a safe and compliant environment for research conducted at the University. Researchers may need to obtain approval from a committee to conduct research at Texas A&M.

The Texas A&M University System Office of Research Compliance helps advance shared services for research-based system members in Brazos County and provides assistance for other Texas A&M System members in designing and implementing research compliance capacities.