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Compliance and System-Wide Resources

Morris Dean’s Office

The Dean’s Office is responsible for UMM’s academic affairs and oversees the activities of the Grants Development Office. The Dean’s Office website contains useful resources for faculty including deadlines for the current academic year, and curriculum, academic policies, opportunities, and events.

Electronic Grants Management System

The Grants Development Office uses EGMS to rout grant proposals through the appropriate and required U of M channels for approval, sign and approve the Proposal Routing Form (PRF), and to complete your annual Report of External Professional Activities (REPA).

Sponsored Projects Administration

Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) is the University of Minnesota system-wide office authorized to submit research proposals and receive awards from external sources on behalf of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. SPA assists faculty in submitting proposals and getting grants, and as the fiduciary for the University on grant-related matters, accepts awards and ensures they are administered consistently with sponsor and Board of Regents policies. UMM Grants Development Office is a unit of SPA that provides services for the UMM community.

Human Research Protection Program

HRPP is the administrative processes requests to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), which reviews research projects involving human subjects, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), which reviews research and other activities involving recombinant DNA, artificial gene, transfer, infectious agents, and biologically derived toxins.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all projects involving animals to ensure that they are justified by their benefits and minimize any animal pain or suffering that might occur.

Research Compliance Office

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is a system of interdependent groups and individuals interacting to achieve a common aim to protect research participants in the conduct of human research.

The program's most basic function is to develop and implement policies and practices that ensure the adequate protection of research participants. The group within the HRPP that carries out each function may vary according to the specifics of the research protocol:

  •   • comprehensive review of protocols
  •   • ethically sound participant-investigator interactions
  •   • ongoing (and risk-appropriate) safety monitoring
  •   • quality improvement (QI) and compliance activities

Office for Technology Commercialization

The Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) helps University research move beyond the lab and into the marketplace. 

Their mission includes:

  • Connecting faculty with companies
  • Licensing technology for the development of new products and services that benefit the public good
  • Fostering economic growth
  • Generating revenue that supports the University’s research and education goals

Office for Vice President for Research (OVPR)

The OVPR oversees all apsects of research at the University of Minnesota’s five campuses, providing guidance to individual researchers and managing research activities system-wide.