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 Research Regulatory Affairs

Welcome to the pages of the Director of the Office of Research Regulatory Affairs, a subdivision of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Biotechnology. The current Director is Donald E. Walters, Ph.D, who may be contacted at 909-469-5592 or dewalters@westernu.edu.  The current Vice President (VP) for Research and Biotechnology is Steven J. Henriksen, Ph.D., who may be contacted at 909-469-5299 or shenriksen@westernu.edu.

There are four major University-level committees that oversee various areas of research at WesternU. They are the:

  •     –  Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC),
  •     –  Institutional Review Board (IRB),
  •     –  Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the
  •     –  Radiation Safety Committee (RSC).

The Chair of each of these committees reports to the VP for Research and Biotechnology who also oversees matters pertaining to Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research. You may navigate to each of these areas by clicking on the corresponding link on the left hand side of this page.  For information about the Research Committee, contact the VP’s Administrative Assistant, Ms. Susan Dominguez, at 909-469-5619 or sdominguez@westernu.edu.

The Director of Research Regulatory Affairs ensures that the operation of these committees and the research that they oversee is conducted according to all applicable local, state and federal guidelines and regulations. Responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to:

  •     –  Ensuring that each committee is properly constituted.
  •     –  Registering committees with state and federal governments as needed.
  •     –  Maintaining required licenses and permits up to date.
  •     –  Ensuring that training programs are in place and are implemented and monitored by
  •         the respective committees.
  •     –  Filing reports to government agencies as needed.
  •     –  Assisting with investigations pertaining to noncompliance or scientific misconduct.
  •     –  Development of written policies and procedures.
  •     –  Updating information as needed on the websites listed on this page.

The Director reports to the VP for Research and Biotechnology.

For information on Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and the SDS training program, contact Brett Boston, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, at 909-469-5528 or bboston@westernu.edu.

 

 

The page was last updated on 03/13/2017