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Federally Mandated Committees and Contact Information

Animal Subjects

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committe (IACUC) reviews and approves all requests to utilize vertebrate animals in research or education, evaluates research protocols and inspects animal laboratory housing facilities.

Committee Contact Information

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Xiaoxin Chen

Animal Subjects Committee Chair

Telephone icon (919) 530-6425

Human Subjects

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of human subjects in research reviews and approves all requests to use humans as subjects in research.  This includes educational tests, survey procedures, interview procedures or observations of public behavior, as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulations. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research has the authority to review, approve, or disapprove all research endeavors initiated, promoted, and supported by NCCU.

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Committee Contact Information

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Gail P. Hollowell

IRB Committee Chair

Telephone icon (919) 530-6403

Misconduct in Science

Scientific misconduct in science is defined as fabrication, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scientific community for proposing, conducting or reporting research.  Each institution which receives or applies for a research, research training or research related grant or cooperative agreement under the PHS Act must submit an annual assurance (42 CFR 50, Subpart A).  Institutional procedures are in place for dealing with allegations of misconduct.

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Mildred A. Pointer

Animal Subjects Committee Chair

Telephone icon (919) 530-7016

Radiation Safety

The Radiation Safety Committee functions as chief regulatory driver for making decisions regarding license amendments and addressing any and all issues related to the day-to-day operations of the university's radiations safety program.

Committee Contact Information

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Shawn C. Sendlinger

Radiation Safety Committee Chair

Telephone icon (919) 530-6297
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Lawrence E. Edmendson

University Health Physicist

Telephone icon (919) 530-7283