OSRP has oversight over compliance with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and policies related to externally funded programs, as well as compliance with UNCP policies.


The Institutional Review Board is an independent administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects; the IRB ensures compliance with federal requirements related to protection of human research subjects (45 CFR 46.111).

Dr. Erik Tracy, IRB Chair
Phone: 910.775.4512

To determine if you need IRB approval, view the IRB Decision Tree below.


    The IACUC ensures that UNCP is in compliance with the Public Health Policy on Human Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The IACUC reviews and approves protocols for individuals at UNCP who are using vertebrate animals in teaching and research. It also conducts inspections of facilities to ensure that animals are treated humanely and safely and that work environments remain safe for personnel involved in animal care and use. The federal Animal Welfare Act (9 CFR Ch. 1 Subpart C 2.31 (c) (1-8)) requires universities to have an IACUC. UNCP's IACUC follows the protocols of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Section IV.B. (1-8)), and the recommendations and standards of the National Research Council of the National Academies' Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (8th edition).

    ChairDr. John Roe, Assistant Professor, Biology

      Conflict of Interest and Commitment

      The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)

      Training for Human Subjects, Animal Subjects, Conflict of Interest, and Responsible Conduct of Research is available.  Researchers can register for the appropriate CITI courses at

      Responsible Conduct of Scientific Research

      Export Controls