Research compliance process
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is committed to promotion of the highest standards for research by ensuring both ethical and legal obligations are met. The Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS) unit facilitates ILRI's research compliance programs by providing oversight and coordination of research compliance related activities including ethics (animal and human) approvals, biosafety and or biosecurity related approvals, application for research licenses and permissions for moving research materials.
It is expected that all persons involved in research (including institutional officials, directors, principal investigators, staff, collaborators and students) clearly understand and meet their responsibilities in relation to research compliance when engaged in research activities.
ILRI has established specific research compliance committees that review and approve research related activities. The committees cover areas that include human ethics, animal ethics and welfare, and biosafety and biosecurity. These committees are:
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (animal ethics)
- Institutional Biosafety Committee (biosafety and biosecurity)
- Institutional Research Ethics Committee (human ethics)