The office of Research Compliance and Biosafety (RCB) is responsible for providing training and support to faculty, students, and staff in regulatory requirements for research. RCB provides administrative and operational support for Texas A&M’s research compliance review committees as well as other research compliance programs designated at the university.
Projects may require approval through RCB committees if they involve:
- Human Subjects: Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Vertebrate Animals: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
- Biohazards: Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Note: Please be aware that projects involving social media and/or online content may be subject to review by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Students and faculty advisors should have a conversation very early on in the design of their summer research projects to determine whether or not the project may require approval from any of the three research compliance committees.
Visit http://rcb.tamu.edu for information on research compliance approval and training.