Sustainability in Research through Compliance

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.

ECRT is a web-based technology that intuitively guides certifiers and administrators through the various facets of the effort reporting and certification 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
Executive Secretary to Doug Backman
Phone: (407) 823-0332



Financial Compliance, Effort Certification


Mary Stanley
Associate Director of Compliance
Phone: (407) 823-2836


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

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



Research Integrity Compliance


COI Email:
RCR Email:


Sara N. Waugh, Manager
Phone: (407) 823-3335