Research Compliance

Vice President for Research Compliance

Research compliance at The University of Texas at Tyler is managed by the Vice President for Research Compliance, Dr. Anna Kurdowska. The university's compliance mission is to support comprehensive programs of academic research by assuring institutional and investigator compliance with applicable regulations, policies and industry standards while engaged in scholarly activities associated with animal research, research involving recombinant DNA (rDNA) and the use of select or infectious agents. Dr. Kurdowska also oversees and assists investigators with compliance with export control laws and intellectual property policies.

Non-compliance can result in severe penalties to the institution, and in some instances, to the individual. It is the responsibility of faculty and staff to be familiar with UT Tyler policy as it relates to these research compliance areas.

Compliance Committees/Areas:

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The purpose of the UT Tyler IRB is to review research proposals that involves human beings before the research is initiated to ensure ethically-conducted research for the protection of human subjects. For more information on research involving human subjects, click here.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

For more information on research involving the use of animals, contact Dr. Anna Kurdowska.


Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) of The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) reports on matters related to the use of recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (rDNA) technology in research and educational activities at UT Tyler. The committee is charged with ensuring full compliance with NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules, referred to herein as the NIH Guidelines.