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Animal Research

Any instance of violation of laws or policies regarding the ethical care and use of animals.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Susan Kallay, Director

Human Subject Research Non-Compliance

Violation of laws or policies relating to research involving human beings.  Examples include failure to obtain appropriate approval from the Institutional Review Board, failure to adhere to research protocols, not obtaining informed consent, failure to promptly report adverse reactions.

Institutional Review Board

Heather Gipson, Director

Research misconduct

Fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those commonly accepted within the academic community for proposing, conducting, and reporting on research.

Office for Research Integrity

Lauran Qualkenbush, Director
Misconduct Policy

Grant management/Misappropriation of cost

Unallowable or questionable expenditures or cost transfers to government grants, contracts, or other agreements. Any expenditures or cost transfers that may be in violation of OMB Circular A-21.

Office of Sponsored Research

Elizabeth Adams, Executive Director, Evanston

David Lynch, Executive Director, Chicago

Controller’s Office

Mike Daniels, Director

Falsification of research effort

Concerns about falsifying effort expended on projects.

Controller’s Office

Mike Daniels, Director

In addition to these resources, Northwestern has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a simple way to report activities that may involve misconduct or violations of University policy. You may file a report here or by dialing 866-294-3545. This service is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any existing reporting methods or protocols already in place at Northwestern for reporting suspected problems or complaints. Instead, the EthicsPoint system provides an additional means of reporting such issues. Any suspected problems or complaints reported via EthicsPoint will be reviewed in accordance with current University procedures, including those described in the Faculty, Staff, or Student Handbooks. Northwestern policy prohibits the taking of retaliatory action against anyone for reporting or inquiring about potential breaches of University policy or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches.