The purpose of this page is to provide information about Research Integrity Programs and compliance requirements for faculty, staff, employees, and students affiliated with Bowdoin College who conduct research.
Federal laws governing the regulation of research require that institutions of higher education appoint a high- ranking official, such as a CEO, COO, director of research, or dean as the Institutional Official (IO). The dean for academic affairs at Bowdoin is the Bowdoin IO. By federal law, the IO bears ultimate responsibility for Bowdoin research programs and their regulatory boards, including:
- Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for animal research (vertebrates and cephalopods)
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) for human subjects research
- Institutional Biohazard Committee (IBC) for recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid research and management of select agents
For more information, please refer to federal regulatory resources such as the: