Compliance & Training

Plymouth State University must comply with federal regulations and institutional policy on required training for anyone working on a grant.  We also provide informational links to resources faculty may use for learning how to search for grant opportunities and write a proposal.


Research Integrity

Plymouth State University upholds faculty, staff, and students to conduct their work, including sponsored projects and research, with the highest degree of integrity. Research Integrity reflects a shared societal concern for the proper stewardship of public dollars in support of research, the ethical treatment of human subjects, and the humane care and use of animals in research. Plymouth State University shares these commitments and as such, requires Research Integrity Training for all personnel directly involved with research.

For required training please see the Research Integrity Training page.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) – Human Subjects

PSU’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is authorized under an Assurance approved by the Department of Health and Human Services to review and to approve research involving human participants. The IRB at PSU is standing committee responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of people who are participants in PSU research activities.

Visit Institutional Review Board.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

PSU’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)  is responsible for reviewing all animal care applications using vertebrate animals, ensuring compliance with federal animal welfare regulations, inspecting animal facilities and investigator laboratories, investigating animal concerns, and overseeing training and educational programs.

Contact Paul Fedorchak, Chair of IACUC for more information



Sponsored Programs Administration Training (from University of New Hampshire)
Please note some of the materials are institution specific- please contact PSU ORSP for clarification of process and policy

NCURA Training Videos

Informative 1-3 minute videos about the processes and challenges of the grants management life-cycle from NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators)

NCURA YouTube Tuesdays-each Tuesday a new video is uploaded highlighting a current issue in research and administration (Chrome users may not be able to see the embedded videos below. Please try IE, Safari or Firefox).  The entire playlist can be found here: NCURA YouTube Channel