Research Integrity & Compliance Review

Who We Are:

Colorado State University has a long-standing reputation for ethical conduct of research in all areas and takes pride in the quality and quantity of research performed on its campuses. The Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office (RICRO) provides assistance to researchers, staff, and the faculty oversight committees in maintaining an ethical environment for activities in the following research and teaching areas:

Our Mission:

  • To protect the rights and welfare of research subjects, to provide guidance on research integrity issues, and to assist the research community in conducting and promoting responsible and ethical research.
  • To work collaboratively with the university review committees to ensure that research is conducted ethically and in accordance with applicable regulations and guidelines.

Committee Statistics

Type of Review Overall Median Days to Approve Number Submitted
Amendments Designated Review (DR) 17.5 116
Full Committee Review (FCR) 9.5 6
Veterinary Verification and Consultation (VVC) 2 50
Total 172
New Designated Review (DR) 38 135
Full Committee Review (FCR) 32 93
Total Active Protocols 549

10 Month Period from January 2017 to October 2017; Number of days are Calendar days; Amendments do not include administrative amendments.

Type of Review Average Days to Approve Number of Current Active Protocols
Full IBC AARF 16 727
Full IBC PARF 15 518

6 month period from January 1, 2017 to July 13, 2017; Number of days are Business days only

Type of Review Average Days to Approve Number of Current Active Protocols Number of Amendments
Expedited Review 33 578 263
Full Committee Review 38
Amendments by Expedited Review 7
Exempt Review 15 295

6 Month period from June 30th, 2013 – December 31st, 2013; Number of days are Calendar days

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