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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

CSU Biosafety Stewardship Initiative - The goal of this special presentation is to provide an open forum to faculty to hear from a expert on registering your Human Subjects Research or Clinical Trial at

Faculty Training Workshops (Part 3: Mentoring Trainees for Success) - The goal of the "train-the-trainer" workshop series is to provide an open forum for faculty to discuss topics ranging from data management and authorship to mentoring and collaboration, among others. Faculty play a critical role in training students on these topics through direct conversation, example, and hands-on experience. These workshops will discuss the nuances of these issues and how to best exemplify and communicate them with trainees.

IRB On-campus Human Subjects Protection Training Sessions