Boston University (BU) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) are committed to conducting all research activities incorporating the highest levels of ethical and research integrity and complying with legal standards. We fully understand and take very seriously our responsibility to comply with city, state, and national laws, contract and grant obligations, and standards of integrity, quality, and ethics. These core values foster a culture of responsibility and conscience in both our science and scholarship.

Academic and medical research is subject to a myriad of laws, regulations, and/or other binding agreements both challenging and complex. Oversight of these activities at BMC is provided by the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance.

The compliance program at BU and BMC integrates and coordinates the significant requirements with which we must comply. Because multiple operational units are responsible for the overall effort to manage potential risk, this website will help researchers and staff find the offices responsible for regulations and policy making. This site also has information about related offices and resources. The policies and programs administered by the Research Compliance office fall under the umbrella of the Boston University Code of Ethical Conduct.