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 Average Days to Approve Number of Current Active Protocols Number of Amendments
IACUC* Designated Review (DR) 41 600 240
(DR + VVC)
Full Committee Review
DR Amendments 26
VVC Amendments 6
IBC** Full IBC AARF 20 772
Full IBC PARF 16 497
IRB*** Expedited Review 33 578 263
Full Committee Review 38
Amendments by Expedited Review 7
Exempt Review 15 295

Statistics updated on: 5/26/16 – Statistics in table may have been updated on an earlier date.

*13 Month Period from January 2015 to December 2015; Number of days are Calendar days; Amendments do not include administrative amendments.

**12-Month Period from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014; Number of days are Business days only

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


Research Divisions

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