Compliance and Training

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) information includes research regulations and procedures, review or exemption categories, workshop and training, data security, and other documents and resources.
  • Our Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ensures compliance with all the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act, federal policies, and institution policies.

  • Kennesaw State has an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) policy that covers use of drones or other aircraft on campus.

  • Information about Use of Student Data is provided by the Office of Research. The Office of the Registrar provides information on the current FERPA policies.

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training is required by all investigators conducting human subjects research. To learn which subject to choose and how to register, please visit the CITI Program.

  • Faculty, staff, and students of KSU are expected to conform to the highest ethical and legal standards in research and creative activities.

  • Kennesaw State University complies with federal regulations ensuring that sponsored activities will not be compromised by investigators’ financial interests that could be reasonably expected to bias the design, conduct, or reporting of the research. In accordance with these regulations, the University has the responsibility to disclose, manage, reduce, or eliminate any actual or potential conflicts of interest that may be presented by a financial interest of an investigator. Federal government policy on disclosure of financial conflict of interest differs among the various agencies. To meet the different requirements, two policies are currently in use at KSU for these agencies: 1) the National Science Foundation (NSF), and 2) Public Health Services (PHS) agencies and the National Institute for Justice (NIJ).

  • The federal government has recognized fundamental research as “basic and applied research in science and engineering where the resulting information is to be shared broadly within the scientific community” (National Security Decision Directive 189). Restricted or classified research produces results that are not shared broadly. Fundamental research is not subject to export controls when conducted within the borders of the United States. However, fundamental research of any kind occurring abroad is subject to export controls if restricted equipment, software, or information is shipped outside the United States.

    Export controls are restrictions imposed by the federal government on access to, dissemination of, and transfers of some equipment, software, and data.