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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

IRB On-campus Human Subjects Protection Training Sessions


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.