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Under the direction of the Vice President for Research, the Office for Research oversees an integrated portfolio of expert services and resources to ensure that Northwestern's research activities are in compliance with regulatory and statutory standards. 

Links to primary research compliance areas and contacts are listed below.  For an overview of the duties of key individuals who conduct or support research at Northwestern, visit Research Roles and Responsibilities

Who to Contact


Animal Research

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

(312) 503-9339

Mandy Kozlowski
IACUC Director
(312) 503-0109

Conflict of Interest in Research

Northwestern Conflict of Interest Office (NUCOI)

(847) 467-4515

Kate Cosgrove Booth
Senior Director
(847) 491-4163

Export Controls Compliance

Export Controls Compliance

Ann Adams, Senior Associate Vice President for Research

Grants and Sponsored Research

Sponsored Research (SR)

(312) 503-7955

Shandra White
Executive Director


Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP)

(847) 491-3385

LaShawnda Hall
Executive Director
(847) 491-4716

Human Participant Research

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

(312) 503-9338 

Nathalia Henry Whitely
Executive Director
(312) 503-2578

Research Misconduct

Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

(312) 503-0054 

Lauran Qualkenbush
Director, Research Integrity Officer
(312) 503-7908

Research Safety

Office of Research Safety

(847) 491-5581 (Evanston)
(312) 503-8300 (Chicago) 

Michael Blayney
Executive Director
(847) 491-4387