All members of the academic community - faculty, staff, and students – are expected to adhere to institutional stewardship obligations and to conduct their research and scholarship pursuits in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as the policies and procedures of the University and University System of Georgia.
Ethics Policy - Research compliance encompasses a wide variety of issues including human and animal subjects; pre- and post-award management; conflicts of interest; scholarly integrity in research; intellectual property; access to and retention of data and records; and environmental and workplace safety.
The Office of Grants and Sponsored is responsible for ensuring that research conducted at Georgia College is conducted in a responsible manner that is consistent with federal, state, and University policies.
Committees Overseeing Research Compliance
Prior to initiating any Georgia College research or instruction involving humans as subjects, the care or use of animals, or biohazardous materials, an application for approval must be submitted to and approved by the appropriate university committee. These committees are responsible for reviewing research conducted by faculty, staff, and students to ensure protections are in place for research participants, principal investigators, and the community. The Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects is clearinghouse for researchers in meeting their compliance and research ethics responsibilities.