Research Integrity

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The Research Integrity office supports the Lehigh University community in the ethical conduct of research. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews, approves, and monitors all faculty, staff, and student-conducted research with human participants. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ensures that the use of animals in research is in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines and that animals receive the highest level of care. The Conflict of Interest in Research Committee (CIRC) ensures that financial conflicts of interest in sponsored programs are appropriately managed. Export Control ensures compliance with federal laws and regulations concerning the export of physical items, technology, data, and information out of the U.S. for national security or economic reasons. The mission of the Research Integrity office is to foster a supportive environment of academic inquiry that simultaneously upholds the highest level of ethical standards.


University Ethics Hotline: 888-924-4450 or online
Anyone with concerns about research at Lehigh may use the University Ethics Hotline, which provides for anonymous reporting of concerns. The Hotline, at 888-924-4450, is available at all times. For more information on reporting of concerns and protection of those who report concerns, please visit this web page.