Chapman University is committed to a culture of research excellence and strives to provide a strong foundation for the implementation, maintenance and assessment of all essential research compliance activities. All research activities undertaken by faculty, staff, and students at Chapman will be conducted in accordance with strict ethical principles and in compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations and policies. ORSPA works with faculty oversight committees to promote the ethical and responsible conduct of research and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements relating to research involving human and vertebrate animal subjects, recombinant DNA, biohazards, radioactive materials, responsible conduct of research, conflicts of interest, and U.S. export controls. ORSPA provides resources and support in the following areas:
Chapman University's authorized regulatory committee that reviews, approves, denies and provides ongoing oversight of all research involving human subjects in accordance with OHRP and FDA regulations.
Chapman University's IACUC is charged with evaluating the ethical and scientific merit of experiments that involve animal subjects.
As defined by the NSF and NIH, the Responsible Conduct of Research is the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. The University oversees training of graduate and undergraduate students on the application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research, including those funded by federally sponsored grants.
Chapman University maintains a Financial Conflict of Interest policy to promote objectivity in teaching and research and to ensure the appropriate management of actual, perceived or potential conflicts of interest by all senior or key research personnel conducting research.