Advancing Your Research

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance serves the faculty, staff and students at A&M-Commerce who are engaged in research. We are here to help researchers achieve their research goals by ensuring compliance with federal, state and system regulations. We provide consultation, education and information to assist the research community in achieving the highest standards of ethical research conduct.

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The Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all research that involves the collection of data from or about human subjects. An IRB determination must be received before research is conducted by faculty, staff or students on or off campus, whether or not the research is funded.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews and oversees all research, clinical and teaching activities that involve animals. Faculty, staff and students must submit an IACUC Protocol before they conduct activities that involve animals.

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The Institutional Biosafety Committee

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews and oversees all research, clinical and teaching activities involving biological agents that can affect human and environmental health. This includes approving safety and training procedures and ensuring National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines are followed.


Integrated Research Information Systems (iRIS) is A&M-Commerce's online submission and review system for all research studies that are reviewed by the IRB.

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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