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Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office

Who We Are

Colorado State University has a long-standing reputation for ethical conduct of research in all areas and takes pride in the quality and quantity of research performed on its campuses. The Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office (RICRO) provides assistance to researchers, staff, and the faculty oversight committees in maintaining an ethical environment for activities in the following research and teaching areas:

Our Mission

  • To protect the rights and welfare of research subjects, to provide guidance on research integrity issues, and to assist the research community in conducting and promoting responsible and ethical research.
  • To work collaboratively with the university review committees to ensure that research is conducted ethically and in accordance with applicable regulations and guidelines.

Events and News

Responsible Conduct of Research Summer Workshop - This FREE workshop will meet all federal and CSU requirements for RCR instruction. The workshop is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; fellowships funded by NIH, NSF and USDA who require face-to-face RCR/ethics training are particularly welcomed. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. Topics to be covered include: Data ownership, responsible authorship and publishing, research misconduct, collaborative science, COI, human & animal welfare protections, mentor/trainee relationships.