Responsible Conduct of Research & Compliance
All research conducted or sponsored by Duquesne University must comply with strict federal regulations governing the safety of subjects and researchers.Mentor IRB
All faculty and student investigators conducting research on human subjects at Duquesne University are required to submit their IRB applications via Mentor IRB.
Mentor IRB is an IRB web-based application that will enable the IRB to better serve the Duquesne research community.
Mentor IRB can be accessed at any time and from anywhere in the world by going to:
Please see Mentor IRB User guidelines and other new submission forms under the link below Human Subject Research (Institutional Review Board)
Human Subjects Research
ALL key personnel (see definition below) engaged in human subject research must complete the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative's CITI training program prior to IRB approval of a new or continuing review application.
Key Research Personnel
Research personnel who are directly involved in conducting research with study participants or who are directly involved with handling private information (example: patient's medical records and charts) related to study participants during the course of a research project.
Faculty sponsors who provide direct oversight of research with study participants or research using study participant's private information.
Visit our Human Subjects page for more information.
All research conducted or sponsored by Duquesne University that involves live vertebrate animals must be approved by the IACUC before research begins. For additional information, visit our Animal Care page.
Biosafety & Radiation Safety
All individuals who intend to acquire, transport or engage in research with CDC, USDA Select Agents and CDC Select Agents, as defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are required to inform the Office of Research before work can begin. Select Agents are certain viruses, bacteria, rickettsia, fungi and toxins defined by CDC and the USDA. Research in our laboratories must adhere to CDC's guidelines Biosafety in Microbial and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th Edition 2007.
For more information, visit our Safety Procedures page.
Administrative Policies (TAPS)
Please review the following Duquesne University administrative policies related to research-
- Tap No. 32 - Drug-free and Alcohol-free Working and Learning Environment
- Tap No. 33 - Conflict of interest Policy
- Tap No. 40 - intellectual Property Policy
- Tap No. 41 - The Use of Human Subjects in Research
- Tap No. 42 - Research integrity
- Tap No. 43 - Supplemental Income from Grants
- Tap No. 44 - Research Proposals to Governmental, Corporate, Foundation and Private Sources
- Tap No. 45 - Conflicts of interest in Grants and Sponsored Research Projects
- Tap No. 46 - Faculty, Staff and Student Participation in Commercial Entities
For more information regarding responsible conduct of research and compliance, contact the Office of Research staff.