Research Integrity and Compliance

Research activities at Merrimack College are governed by federal, state and institutional policies that ensure:

  • scientific integrity
  • safeguard the welfare of human subjects involved in research
  • protect the health and safety of Merrimack’s faculty, staff and students involved with research

All Principal Investigators (PIs) are responsible for the compliance with all research regulations applicable to their project.  The failure to do so will place Merrimack College, as well as the individual, at risk for violations which could result in administrative, civil, and criminal fines and penalties.  

Prior to submission of a proposal, each PI, Co-PI and senior personnel named in the proposal are required to review the Financial Conflict of Interest (COI) and the Research Misconduct Policies, and complete the COI and Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) training. 

COI and RCR online training is provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at  Instructions on how to access the CITI training and register is provided below. 

If you have any questions or concerns about these requirements, please contact the OSP Team at