Compliance and Integrity

Maintaining high ethical standards in education, patient care and research is vital to upholding WMed's mission, vision and values. Ethics, compliance and integrity in regards to research ensure compliance with all federal, state and university policies. Most of these regulations are put in place to protect people, animals, even institutional integrity, and cover a broad range of activity from general guidelines to specific regulations like financial conflict of interest. Student, residents, faculty and staff are all obligated, along with the guidance of the research compliance department, to understand their role in upholding these research standards in advancing knowledge through innovation and discovery.