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.

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 areas.   The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for oversight of all university activities involving live vertebrates.  The Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees all research projects in which living people are the subject of the research (research participants).  The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) 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 allegations of research misconduct made against UAF researchers.

Please also review our PI Resource Guide (PDF) for a brief overview on a multitude of compliance issues that may apply to your work; from allowable costs to biohazards, export controls to human subject research, and lab safety to research misconduct.

Applicable UAF Research Policies


If you have concerns regarding the conduct of research in the following areas, please visit the appropriate link to report your concerns:

  • Location:  Suite 212 of the West Ridge Research Building.  Please stop by and visit us any time!
  • Mail:  Office of Research Integrity, University of Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 757270,  Fairbanks, AK 99775-7270
  • E-mail: uaf-ori@alaska.edu


To contact us by phone, please call:

  • Cassie Pinkel: 907-474-7800
  • Aaron Menshouse: 907-474-7832
  • Carla McCain: 907-474-7498