Welcome to the Office of Research Integrity

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) promotes integrity in research and teaching while ensuring a safe and productive work environment. The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) facilitates the responsible conduct of research through educational, preventive, and service activities. Organizationally, ORI is located in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. UAF Policies pertaining to the conduct of research may be accessed via the link in the navigation bar at the top right of this page.

Ensuring the integrity of the research record is one of the central goals of responsible conduct in research training.  Researchers in all fields rely on others to limit or acknowledge bias and to accurately report their findings.  Although the burden for ensuring the integrity of the research record lies predominantly with the researchers themselves everyone involved in the research process, whether they are collaborators, students, technicians, administrators, or volunteers, has a role to play in supporting the responsible conduct of research. 

UAF has three research compliance committees who review and monitor research and teaching activities in specific research areas.   The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is responsible for oversight of all university activities involving live vertebrates.  The Institutional Review Board oversees all research projects in which living people are the subject of the research (research participants).  The Institutional Biosafety Committee reviews and approves the use of recombinant DNA, genetically modified organisms, and infectious agents.  In addition, the ORI reviews and, if appropriate, conducts investigations of any allegations of research misconduct made against UAF researchers.

Relevant research policies

Animal Care and Use


Controlled Substances


Human Subjects

Occupational Health

Principal Investigator Eligibility

Safeguarding Confidential Information

Reporting Concerns

Contact Us

  • Location:  Suite 212 of the West Ridge Research Building.  Please stop by and visit us any time!
  • E-mail: uaf-ori@alaska.edu
  • Phone:  474-7800

News and Events

  • NEW!!! The IRB has drafted guidelines for the secure storage and handling of human subjects research data. Posted 9/30/14.
  • The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Policy Research Center and Montana State University's Center for Native Health Partnerships have published a policy paper titled, "Walk softly and listen carefully’: Building research relationships with tribal communities". The paper is available on the NCAI web site and is an excellent resource for researchers planning to work with tribal communities in Alaska and elsewhere.
  • The AVMA Panel on Euthanasia has released the updated 2013 Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals! A link to professional animal use guidelines including the updated AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines can be found on the IACUC web site here: http://www.uaf.edu/iacuc/professional-standards/. Posted 2/26/13.
  • Registration for IRB 101 is open! Please visit: IRB 101 and The Alaskan Perspective. The workshop is August 13 and 14, 2012. Registration fee is $50.
  • 2012 Principal Investigator Resource Guide pdf is now available!  Posted 7/10/12.
  • IRB 101 is coming to Fairbanks on August 13 and 14, 2012. Please visit the IRB web site for more information and registration. Posted 5/10/12.
  • September 12, 2011: Welcome to Gretchen Hundertmark, the new Research Integrity Administrator of ORI. Bridget Watson is ORI's new Senior Research Compliance Officer. Posted 9/12/11.
  • July 1, 2011: Welcome to Dr. Nettie La Belle-Hamer who, as of today, is the new Director of ORI. Posted 7/1/11.