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 Florida Atlantic University in building a culture of research compliance.
July 2018
AAALAC Accreditation Achieved
The long-awaited decision to grant Association for Assessment Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) credentials to the university’s Animal Care and Protections Program is official. Congratulations to all those that assisted in this achievement!
AAALAC International offers the only global accreditation for animal care and use programs. Accreditation demonstrates that FAU has an on going dedication to setting, achieving and maintaining high research standards, while remaining committed to animal welfare and exceptional science.
Who Needs RCR Training?
Who Needs RCR Training?

You ARE required to complete  RCR online training if you are receiving payment from a federal grant and meet any of the three categories below.

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • Postdoctoral researchers.

Note: If the federal grant from which you receive payment is the NIH, you are required to complete the additional RCR in-person  workshops.  

Who does NOT require RCR training?
  • Faculty
  • Staff

The RCR training program is offered online and
in-person. To view a flowchart to determine whether or not you are required to complete RCR training, click here or on the image.
Click on the image to view the complete flow chart.
DOR Hosts National IACUC Workshop Series
FAU’s Division of Research will be hosting the IACUC 101 Series this November at the Delray Beach Marriott. Join us for 1, 2 or all 3 days at this national conference to build on the basics and engage in challenging problem-solving scenarios alongside some of the best subject matter experts in the field. To register, click here .
FDA Oversight of Drugs & Devices Webinar
Research Integrity’s Human Research Protections Program will host a webinar, “When SBER Involves Drugs and Devices: Cases to Clarify FDA Oversight,” from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Thursday., Sept. 20 by PRIM&R, an organization that advances ethical standards in research.

This webinar will address: 
  • How to determine whether a social, behavioral, or educational research (SBER) protocol involves FDA-regulated drugs or devices
  • FDA regulations regarding the use of techniques and devices used in SBER
  • Applying appropriate IRB review level.

To register, click here.
Survey: Perception of FAU's IRB
Human subject researchers: we want to hear from you. As FAU increases and diversifies its research portfolio, we are examining the needs of the FAU community with regards to the IRB review process. To let us know about your human subject research experience, please complete this survey.

This survey has been directly distributed via Qualtrics. Thank you to those who have already submitted their responses.
Upcoming Training
Researchers: Training is available monthly, whether you are working with human or animal subjects. Check out our training calendars to register for additional training dates in 2018.
Research Integrity Office Hours
The Research Integrity staff invites you to discuss questions or concerns before submitting your project if you need training or one-on-one guidance. Beginning this fall, we invite you to schedule an appointment for either IRB-related questions or IACUC-related questions. Details are coming soon.
Recently Approved Human Subjects Research Studies
Research Integrity congratulates all of the new human subject research submissions that were recently approved by the IRB. The Human Research Protections Program staff is here to help if you have questions as research gets underway.
Check Out the Beacon Online
The archived editions of The Beacon can be found online  here
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