Sustainability in Research through Compliance

Providing support to the UCF community by providing guidance related to inappropriate foreign influence and assisting with mitigating the risks related to inappropriate foreign influence.

The University of Central Florida is committed to maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory learning, living and working environment for all students, employees, registered student organizations, DSOs (Direct Support Organizations), and third-parties.

Serving to preserve the integrity by mitigating conflicts of interest in order to protect research subjects and maintain the independence of research results.

Preserving the Public Trust in Science through the Responsible Conduct of Research and fostering an environment of integrity and honesty in all research endeavors.

Striving to educate and conduct research in harmony with export control laws and regulations.

ECC is a web-based technology that intuitively guides certifiers and administrators through the various facets of the certification and reporting process on a periodic basis.

The IRB Committee established to protect the rights and welfare of human participants involved in research.

Providing support to our customers to safeguard classified information by delivering security training/education and awareness in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program in support of national security.

IACUC is responsible for oversight and evaluation of the University animal care and use program, its procedures and facilities to ensure that they are consistent with the recommendations of the Guide, AWR, PHS Policy, and IACUC Policies.


Contact Information:

Institutional Review Board (IRB)


Phone: (407) 823-2901



Office of Compliance


Doug Backman
Director, Office of Compliance
Phone: (407) 882-1168


Michele Cristinzio
Administrative Assistant III to Doug Backman
Phone: (407) 823-0332



Financial Compliance, Payroll Certification


Mary Stanley
Research Data Analyst
Phone: (407) 823-2836


Daniel Sierra
Sr. Compliance Manager
Phone: (407) 882-2015

Sarah Farrell
Sr. Compliance Manager
Phone: (407) 823-1833


Kim Descorbeth
Research Compliance Specialist I
Phone: (407) 882-0024



Research Integrity Compliance


COI Email:
RCR Email:


Michelle McLaren
Associate Director of Research Integrity    Compliance
Office of Research

Phone: (407) 882-0051