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Research Ethics

UAS Research Ethics and Regulatory Compliance

Human Subjects Research - Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Effective July 1, 2016, review of all proposed human subjects research (HSR) is conducted by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. All questions, submissions, and approvals from UAS faculty, staff, and students are handled by ORI. The UAF ORI can be contacted at or 907-474-7800 or 907-474-7832.

Animal Subject Research — Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The University's goal is to foster a supportive environment for high quality research, education, and service while ensuring that all use of live vertebrates is adequately justified and conducted by knowledgeable people using the most appropriate methodology. Adherence to basic ethical principles is not only morally right, it is the only means to ensure quality results!

To further this goal, UAS, through cooperation with UAF, has established a comprehensive animal care program addressing all uses of all live vertebrates irrespective of purpose or funding source. At the core of this program is the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) with support provided through the UAF Office of Research Integrity, the UAF Animal Facilities, Veterinary Services, Facilities Services, and the Department Environmental Health and Safety & Risk Management.

Intellectual Property and Commercialization

For guidance on issues related to Intellectual Property, please consult:

The dean of research & sponsored programs or designee is the primary point of contact for issues related to Intellectual Property. 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Grants and Contracts Administration has a wealth of resources available to UAS researchers.  Please visit their Project Lifecycle page to learn more.