OSP Compliance Mission

The Missouri University of Science and Technology compliance program encompasses faculty, staff, and students who engage in research as well as many administrative components.  The Office of Sponsored Programs serves as the coordinating compliance office for externally funded research and sponsored projects.  It is the responsibility of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to provide the interface between the various components to ensure research is conducted with integrity and in compliance with all applicable regulations.

Specific compliance responsibilities include:

  • Conflict of Interest program, oversees efforts to ensure objectivity in research;
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee, ensures institutional compliance with regulations governing research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules and the use of biohazardous materials in research;
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, responsible for the ethical and humane use of animals in research;
  • Institutional Review Board, responsible for reviewing and approving human subject research activities;
  • ITAR and EAR compliance, ensure compliance for the Interantional Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations that affect the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of technology;
  • Contract negotiation and compliance;
  • Fiscal compliance for all research expenditures; and
  • Transfer of University discoveries to the marketplace for the benefit of society.

Why is compliance important?

Compliance by individuals with policies is critical to institutional accountability.  Policy compliance at Missouri S&T may be addressed through many avenues.  To manage compliance within the following areas, four campus committees were created which can be reached through the following links.

Forms and Training

Forms - includes application for animal work, requests for technical services and room requests in the Animal Research Facility, animal care handbook.

Training - qualifications and guidelines for using research animals, how to request facility access, and grant proposal information.

Website - information about the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and how to report concerns about animal care.

Training - directions and link for reaching the CITI Program website for Conflict of Interest training.

Website - Conflict of Interest Committee website which contains links to the process flow chart, regulations, and the list of committee members.

Forms - includes applications for new, changing, and continuing research involving human subjects and the informed consent checklist.

Training - directions and link for reaching the CITI Program website for Responsible Conduct of Research, conflict of interest, and human subject training.

Website - Institutional Review Board website which contains links to the decision chart for research classification, regulations, and committee membership.

Form - (under construction) will contain an application to conduct research involving recombinant DNA, synthetic nucleic acids, and biohazardous materials.

Training - exact procedures are being developed; current training may be offered through CITI Program and/or Environmental Health and Safety.

Website - Institutional Biosafety Committee website which lists further information, the chair, and will offer links for deeper investigation.

For issues not addressed above, the Office of Sponsored Programs may provide assistance.  For fiscal compliance concerns or those involving ITAR or export controls, please contact our office.