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Research Compliance Committees

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Research Compliance Committees

Adhering to ethical and research integrity CCNY have various research committees. The Provost serves as the Institutional Official and appoints the various committee members, which are composed of faculty investigators with expertise in many areas. These committees include: CCNY’s Research Ethics Committee (REC) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The Human Research Protections Program is administered through CUNY’s Research Compliance division within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research for CUNY.

The Research Ethics Committee is charged with overseeing the highest standards of ethical conduct and assuring the integrity of the research process at the College, as well as, make recommendations to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at CUNY. The Committee therefore, incorporates those duties of the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) and its oversight of the Responsible Conduct in Research Program; the College Conflicts Officer (CCO) and its oversight of Conflicts of Interest Management; as well as Export Compliance Administrator and issues in Export Control. The Committee consists of 5 members, appointed by the Provost, and chaired by the Associate Provost for Research.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ensure the health, well-being and human use of animals used in research at City College. The Committee is charged with the responsibility for reviewing the university's program for the humane care and use of animals and providing oversight for all animals used for teaching and research purposes. The IACUC operates in accordance with federal and state polices set forth by the regulations and guidance of the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. The Committee is comprised of at least 5 members; a veterinarian experienced in laboratory animal research, a scientist, a non-scientist, and an individual who has no affiliation with the institution other than IACUC membership. The Institutional Official (IO) appoints IACUC members.

City College's Biosafety Committee, Labortory Safety Comittee and Radiation Safety Committee approve and provide authorization as appropriate.  Some of the responsibilities of these committees are to review and approve research proposals, the oversight of research compliance, the development and recommendation of comprehensive polices and guidelines and inspections of laboratories and facilities.