Because of the complex nature of the university’s work in a wide range of areas, there are many compliance requirements that intersect with individual activities and roles in different ways. Each topic section listed below gives a brief overview of the U-M compliance resources available in that area and contact information for experts who can help you.

  • General Compliance Guidance

    Office of the Vice President and General Counsel

    The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel represents and advises the entire University of Michigan community, including the Board of Regents, the President, the Executive Officers, Michigan Medicine and the schools and colleges on all three campuses. They provide legal guidance and advice so units can fulfill their educational, research and entrepreneurial missions in accordance with all legal and policy requirements applicable to public research universities. General compliance questions can be sent to the compliance coordinator by filling out the form on the Ask a Question page.

    Contact information: (734) 764-0304  ovpgc@umich.edu


    University Audits

    University Audits provides services to all levels of management with information regarding the internal control environment throughout the university (UM-Ann Arbor, UM-Flint, UM-Dearborn and Michigan Medicine). They work in partnership with other university units to monitor, identify and manage risks, improve processes and investigate fraud. 

    Contact information: (734) 647-7500  University-Audits@umich.edu


    Compliance Hotline

    The University of Michigan Compliance Hotline is a tool for U-M employees, students, vendors and others to anonymously report concerns regarding financial, regulatory, NCAA, substance abuse and patient safety issues.

    Contact information: 1-866-990-0111  Online form


    U-M Standard Practice Guide (SPG)

    The U-M Standard Practice Guide is the official repository for the policies and procedures of the University of Michigan. Information can be searched by name and topic area on this site.

  • Athletics

    University of Michigan Compliance Services Office

    The Athletic Department Compliance Program oversees and operates the athletics program in accordance with all applicable NCAA, conference and institutional rules to maintain a culture of compliance. It monitors all aspects of the university’s athletics programs to ensure compliance, identify and report to the NCAA all instances in which compliance has not been achieved and affirm that corrective actions have been taken.

    Contact information: (734) 615-7341 compliance@umich.edu

  • Conflicts of Interest

    To maintain the University of Michigan’s credibility in the eyes of the public, it is important that all members of the campus community disclose any potential conflicts of interest (COI) or conflicts of commitment (COC) as soon as they arise so that they can be evaluated objectively and, if necessary, managed or eliminated.

    In addition to SPG 201.65-1, University employees are governed by their unit-level faculty or staff COI/COC policy.  The resources below provide more information about these policies and what you need to do as a responsible University of Michigan employee.


    UM-Ann Arbor Office of the Provost

    Contact information:  (734) 764-9290 for faculty and (734) 763-2387 for staff provost@umich.edu


    UM-Dearborn Conflict of Interest


    UM-Flint Conflict of Interest


    Research and Technology Transfer COIs

    University employees may be subject to federal and state conflict of interest regulations related to research activity and/or the use of intellectual property.  Disclosure and management processes for individual (personal) COIs related to research are governed by the University’s Policy for Identification and Management of Conflicts of Interest in Research and Technology Transfer.  See the following resources for more information:

    U-M Office of Research Ethics & Compliance: Conflict of Interest (Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn)

    Michigan Medicine Regulatory Affairs:  Conflict of Interest (Level 1 password required)

    UMORCOI and MEDCOI Offices
    Contact information:  COI.Support@umich.edu


    Institutional COIs (ICOI) 
    Financial interests of the University of Michigan (e.g., investments) or those of a Covered Official may lead to potential COIs related to research activity.  U-M follows the Office of the President’s Policy for Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Research.  For more information see:

    Research Ethics & Compliance Institutional Conflicts of Interest
    Contact information:  ICOI.Questions@umich.edu

    U-M Medical School Office of Regulatory Affairs, Conflict of Interest

    U-M Medical School Conflict of Interest Board (MEDCOI)

    U-M Medical School Clinical and Educational Conflict of Interest Committee (CECOIC)


    Conflict of Interest Research Compliance Program

    The Conflict of Interest Research Compliance Program provides oversight of and the procedural structure for outside interest disclosure, review of potential conflicts of interest and management of identified conflicts.

    Contact information: COI.Support@umich.edu

  • Dispute Resolution

    For Faculty

    The Faculty Ombuds is a confidential, impartial, informal and independent resource for information or conflict management that serves all faculty members of the University of Michigan campus community. They assist those who seek guidance with the resolution of academic or administrative issues and disputes that are not being adequately addressed through other university processes. 

    UM-Ann Arbor Faculty Ombuds 

    Contact information:  (734) 763-6576  facultyombuds@umich.edu
    (Note: Please do not include any confidential information in your email — only when and how you can best be contacted.)


    UM-Dearborn Faculty Ombuds

    Contact information: (313) 593-5240  kimkillu@umich.edu (Note: Please do not include any confidential information in your email — only when and how you can best be contacted.)


    UM-Flint Faculty Ombuds

    Contact information: (810) 762-3424  twrobel@umflint.edu (Note: Please do not include any confidential information in your email — only when and how you can best be contacted.)


    For Staff

    The Office of the Staff Ombuds provides free and confidential problem-solving and conflict resolution services for all staff on the Ann Arbor campus and at Michigan Medicine.

    Contact information: staffombuds@umich.edu (Note: Please do not include any confidential information in your email — only when and how you can best be contacted.)


    For Students

    Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR)

    The Office of Student Conflict Resolution provides a variety of programs and services designed to support a safe, just and peaceful community, and to help Michigan students learn how to peacefully manage and resolve conflict.

    Contact information:  (734) 936-6308  oscr@umich.edu

    UM-Flint Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

    Flint’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards promotes and supports a civil, health and safe campus community through the establishment and administration of standards outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.

    Contact information: (810) 762-5728


    Office of the Ombuds

    The Office of the Ombuds is a place where students’ questions, complaints and concerns about the functioning of the university can be discussed confidentially in a safe environment. They offer informal dispute resolution services, provide resources and referrals and help students consider options available to them. 


    UM-Ann Arbor Student Ombuds

    Contact information: (734) 763–3545  umstudentombuds@umich.edu (Note: Please do not include any confidential information in your email — only when and how you can best be contacted.)


    UM-Dearborn Student Ombuds

    Contact information: (313) 593-5440  ombuds-office@umich.edu (Note: Please do not include any confidential information in your email — only when and how you can best be contacted.)


    UM-Flint Student Ombuds

    Contact information: (810) 762-0002  ombuds@umflint.edu (Note: Please do not include any confidential information in your email — only when and how you can best be contacted.)


    UM-Flint Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

    Flint’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards promotes and supports a civil, health and safe campus community through the establishment and administration of standards outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. 

    Contact information: (810) 762-5728 

  • Finance

    Finance

    The Finance Division partners with the U-M community to provide stewardship, protect assets and ensure that state, federal and other regulations are followed in financial-related matters. Areas within the Finance Division that support these compliance-related efforts include Financial Analysis, Financial Operations, Internal Controls, Procurement Services, Risk Management, Sponsored Programs, Tax and Treasury Services.

    Financial Analysis – Recharge Rates

    Recharges are costs billed for goods or services provided by one internal university unit to other internal university units.

    Contact information: fin-farecharge@umich.edu

    Procurement Services

    Procurement Services manages a diverse selection of goods and services used by the University of Michigan. They establish and handle all supplier relationships with the university and have signatory authority for all supplier contracts to ensure all of U-M’s purchasing initiatives are conducted in an ethical manner.

    Contact information: (734) 764-8212  procurement.services@umich.edu

  • Health Care

    Michigan Medicine Code of Conduct Booklet

    Michigan Medicine Policies (Level 2 Access)

    View the full list and link to all of Michigan Medicine’s compliance policies.


    Michigan Medicine Corporate Compliance

    The Michigan Medicine Corporate Compliance Office promotes compliance with all laws/regulations governing billing, coding, Medicare and Medicaid, patient privacy (HIPAA), information security, relationships and conflict of interest and governmental investigations. They provide information, resources and training to all of Michigan Medicine.

    Contact information: 734-615-4400
    Compliance-group@med.umich.edu
    www.med.umich.edu/u/compliance


    U-M Medical School Policies (Level 2 Access)

    View and search all U-M Medical School policies.


    U-M Medical School Office of Regulatory Affairs

    The U-M Medical School’s Office of Regulatory Affairs leads or facilitates the prevention or resolution of concerns, disputes and compliance issues related to laws, regulations, institutional policies, accreditation and certification requirements, and other professionally accepted standards that impact the activities and reputation of the Medical School. 

    Specific contact information can be found on the UMMS Regulatory Affairs website (Requires uniqname/Kerberos login).

  • Human Resources

    Office for Institutional Equity

    The Office for Institutional Equity is dedicated to promoting and furthering the university’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunity for all members of its community. They provide many resources to foster and support a campus environment that is inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination and harassment.

    UM-Ann Arbor
    Contact information: (734) 763-0235  institutional.equity@umich.edu

    UM-Dearborn
    Contact information: (313) 436-9194 InstitutionalEquityDearborn@umich.edu

    UM-Flint
    Contact information: (810) 762-3150  UMFinstitutionalequity@umflint.edu 


    Human Resources

    The University of Michigan Human Resources offices on all campuses provide resources, policies and training for faculty and staff regarding employment at the University of Michigan.

    Human Resources – UM-Ann Arbor
    Contact information: (734) 615-2000 

    Human Resources – UM-Dearborn
    Contact information: (313) 593-5190  HumanResourcesDearborn@umich.edu

    Human Resources – UM-Flint
    Contact information: (810) 762-3150  Flint-HRAA-Service@umflint.edu

    Michigan Medicine Human Resources
    Contact information: (734) 647-5538


    Sexual Misconduct Reporting & Resources

    The Sexual Misconduct Reporting & Resources website provides detailed information about the options and process involved in reporting sexual misconduct, as well as the various training and resources available at the University of Michigan.

  • Information & Data

    Library – Copyright

    The U-M Library Copyright Office provides information to help faculty and staff make decisions about sharing and using copyrighted material in their research, learning and teaching.

    Contact information: copyright@umich.edu


    Office of Financial Aid

    In accordance with consumer protections laws, the Office of Financial Aid website outlines what student information needs to be disclosed and how it can be obtained.

    UM-Ann Arbor
    Contact information: (734) 763-6600  financial.aid@umich.edu

    UM-Dearborn
    Contact information: (313) 593-5300  umd-ask-ofa@umich.edu


    UM-Flint
    Contact Information: (810) 762-1950  financialaid@umflint.edu


    Office of the Registrar

    The University of Michigan complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records. The Office of the Registrar’s website provides information about student rights and student records.

    UM-Ann Arbor
    Contact information: (734) 764-6280  biodemo.update@umich.edu

    UM-Dearborn
    Contact information: (313) 583-6500  registrars@umich.edu

    UM-Flint
    Contract information: (810) 762-3344  regweb@list.umflint.edu


    Safe Computing

    Safe Computing at the University of Michigan provides tips, training and information about how to stay safe and secure online and how to follow and maintain all of U-M’s IT policies.

    Contact information: (734) 764-4357  4HELP@umich.edu

  • International & Immigration

    Global Michigan 

    The Global Michigan web portal provides a collection of travel policies and resources designed to support international activities of all U-M community members.


    International Center

    The U-M International Center provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan, as well as Michigan’s U.S. students seeking opportunities to study, work or travel abroad. 

    UM-Ann Arbor
    Contact information: (734) 764-9310  icenter@umich.edu

    UM-Dearborn
    Contact information: (313) 583-6600  umdoia-international@umich.edu

    UM-Flint
    Contact information: (810) 762-0867  ic@umflint.edu


    Medical School Immigration Compliance Unit

    The Medical School Immigration Compliance Unit assists Medical School departments in identifying and applying for the correct visa type on behalf of foreign nationals coming to the Medical School. The ICU, in consultation and in support of the U-M International Center, ensures that the Medical School remains in full compliance with all federal immigration laws.

    Contact information: Staff directory

  • Research

    Pre-award

    Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP)

    The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects enables and safeguards the conduct of research and other sponsored activity for the University of Michigan. It provides specialized regulatory, statutory and organizational knowledge for pre-award research administration, as well as tools and resources to support U-M researchers in applying for and managing sponsored awards and contracts. ORSP is a unit within the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR).

    Contact information: (734) 764-5500
    ORSP Project Representative Lookup Tool


    Office of Contract Administration

    The Office of Contract Administration is responsible for the review and execution of contracts and grants associated with sponsored projects.


    eResearch

    The eResearch website is the University of Michigan’s centralized resource for the electronic research administration of regulatory, proposal, award, and animal management tasks. 

    Post-award

    Sponsored Programs

    Sponsored Programs manages the financial post-award activities of the University of Michigan’s research enterprise and other sponsored activities to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws as well as sponsor regulations. They provide resources that assist members of the U-M community with understanding and upholding their post-award fiscal responsibilities. Sponsored Programs is a unit within University of Michigan Business & Finance.

    Contact information: (734) 764-8204
    sponsoredprograms@umich.edu


    Research activity

    The University of Michigan Office of Research, under the auspices of the Vice President for Research, supports the following research compliance programs. These programs oversee the implementation of regulatory and statutory standards for specific research activity at U-M and provide guidance, resources, training, and support to investigators and the U-M research community to ensure they meet compliance standards.  

    Animal Care & Use Program – oversees animal welfare in the conduct of research, testing, and teaching to ensure the humane treatment of all animals.

    Contact information: (734) 763-8028
    acuoffice@umich.edu


    Conflicts of Interest (COI) Research Compliance Program – oversees the institutional processes and guidelines for investigators (excluding Michigan Medicine) to report outside interests related to research activity; for the identification of conflicts of interest with research and technology transfer, and the management of those conflicts of interest. 

    Contact Information:  (734) 764-3224  COI.Support@umich.edu 


    Controlled Substances Use in Research – oversees federal and state license, security, and reporting requirements for conducting research using a controlled substance, including animal research, human subjects research, and in vitro or analytical research.

    Contact information:  (734) 764-2003
    CS-Monitors@med.umich.edu 

    Controlled Unclassified Information – oversees the application of information security controls to safeguard or disseminate federal non-classified information per terms specified in federal contracts/awards.

    Contact information:  (734) 936-2681
    Research.Information.Security@umich.edu 


    Export Controls Program – oversees research and/or travel with technology, technical data, etc. subject to federal controls regarding how items/materials/data are exported, shipped, transmitted, transferred or shared from the U.S. to foreign countries, persons or entities. 

    Contact information: (734) 615-0672
    exportcontrols@umich.edu


    Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research Oversight (HPSCRO) – oversees ethical issues related to the derivation and research use of human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells.

    Contact information: (734) 764-7545 HPSCROquestions@umich.edu 


    Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) – oversees the institutional processes and guidelines for the U-M Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and investigators to protect the rights and welfare of human participants in research.  

    Contact Information:  (734) 615-8936  hrppumich@umich.edu 


    Institutional Autonomous Systems Committee (IASC) – oversees research involving the use of unmanned aircraft (drones) and other autonomous (i.e., self-driving) vehicles. 

    Contact information:  (734) 936-3934  IASC.Review@umich.edu 


    Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) – oversees research using hazardous biological materials, including recombinant DNA, synthetic nucleic acid molecules, infectious agents, biological toxins, and more.  

    Contact information:  (734) 615-9637  ibcstaff@umich.edu 


    Research Integrity Program (Research Misconduct) – provides guidance regarding the University of Michigan’s Integrity of Scholarship and Research policy (SPG 303.03) and investigates allegations of research misconduct (i.e., fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism).

    Contact information:  UMOR.Research.Integrity@umich.edu 


    Research Safety – applies to work performed both within traditional laboratory spaces as well as in other settings. The U-M Office of Research and the U-M Department of Environment, Health & Safety work together with the  schools and colleges to provide research safety programs that assist faculty, staff and students in complying with federal and state regulations and in creating a safe research environment.

    Contact information: (734) 936-3934
    jhoats@umich.edu


    Additional information about these programs can be found on the Research Ethics & Compliance website


    UM-Dearborn

    The UM-Dearborn research compliance web page outlines the specific requirements for UM-Dearborn faculty and research projects.

    Contact information: (313) 593-5468
    DBN-Research@umich.edu


    UM-Flint

    Research compliance at UM-Flint provides information and resources that outline the requirements for UM-Flint faculty and research projects.

    Contact information: (810) 762-3383
    research@umflint.edu


    Michigan Medicine

    Medical School Office of Research

    While moving discoveries from bench to bedside timely and efficiently is a top priority, the U-M Medical School is dedicated to doing so with integrity and in a safe, compliant and ethical manner. Several Medical School Office of Research units provide guidance and support for the responsible conduct of research. 

    Contact information: (734) 615-1332
    ummsresearch@umich.edu


    UMMS Regulatory Affairs

    The U-M Medical School’s Office of Regulatory Affairs leads or facilitates the prevention or resolution of concerns, disputes and compliance issues related to laws, regulations, institutional policies, accreditation and certification requirements, and other professionally accepted standards that impact the activities and reputation of the Medical School. 

    Contact information can be found on the UMMS Regulatory Affairs website.

    Biorepository (Level 2 Access)

    Data and Specimen Transfers

    UMMS Office of Regulatory Affairs, ClinicalTrials.gov 

    This page provides an overview of the steps researchers must take to register their clinical trials on ClinicalTrials.gov. 

  • Safety

    Division of Public Safety & Security (DPSS)

    The Division of Public Safety and Security conducts all police and security operations on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus and is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They also provide comprehensive services and training to help the U-M community work and live in a safer and more secure campus environment.

    UM-Ann Arbor
    Contact information: (734) 763-1131  dpss-safety-security@umich.edu

    UM-Dearborn
    Contact information: (313) 593-5333  public-safety-requests-UMD@umich.edu

    UM-Flint
    Contact information: (810) 762-3333


    Environment, Health & Safety

    The Environment, Health & Safety Department promotes health, safety and environmental compliance within the U-M campus community by providing resources, guidelines and training to maintain a healthy workplace and to protect the environment.

    UM-Ann Arbor
    Contact information: (734) 647-1143  ehsanswers@umich.edu

    UM-Dearborn
    Contact information: (313) 583-6679
    umdehs-email@umich.edu

    UM-Flint
    Contact information: (810) 766-6763  Dept.EHS@umflint.edu


    Research Services

    Research Services at the North Campus Research Complex provides a variety of services to help researchers safely following all protocols and guidelines.


    U-M Laboratory and Research Safety Committee and Research Smart
    The U-M Office of Research and the Department of Environment, Health & Safety, in coordination with the Office of the Provost, launched the Research Smart initiative to strengthen and sustain a strong culture of laboratory safety on campus by creating more effective ways to ensure proper safety measures are followed in all research activities.

    Contact information:  (734) 764-1185 Contact Form

  • Sexual Misconduct

    Sexual Misconduct Reporting & Resources

    The Sexual Misconduct Reporting & Resources website provides detailed information about the options and process involved in reporting sexual misconduct, as well as the various training and resources available at the University of Michigan.


    Office for Institutional Equity

    The Office of Institutional Equity is dedicated to promoting and furthering the university’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunity for all members of its community. They provide many resources to foster and support a campus environment that is inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination and harassment.

    UM-Ann Arbor
    Contact information: (734) 763-0235  institutional.equity@umich.edu

    UM-Dearborn
    Contact information: (313) 436-9194 InstitutionalEquityDearborn@umich.edu

    UM-Flint
    Contact information: (810) 762-3150  UMFinstitutionalequity@umflint.edu 

  • Teaching

    Center for Research on Teaching and Learning (CRLT)

    The Center for Research on Teaching and Learning website provides links to all the Honor Codes and Academic Integrity policies of the various schools and colleges at the University of Michigan. 


    Student Education Records

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) governs release of, and access to, student education records.  Protecting sensitive data is a shared responsibility. Learn more about how the use of student records needs to comply with laws, regulations, and policies where applicable.

  • Training Resources

    Department of Organizational Learning

    Organizational Learning is here to provide you with tools and resources for you whether it’s self-assessment  tools, learning opportunities that are instructor-led, online, or on the job, or resources for mentoring and coaching.


    Environment, Health and Safety

    Environment, Health & Safety offers online training presentations, instructor-led training, and customized training.


    Human Resources (HR) tutorials

    View Human Resources compliance-related education and training programs.


    My LINC

    My LINC — the University of Michigan’s web-based learning and information center — offers a variety of learning activities to support operational users, compliance requirements, and professional development.


    MLearning

    MLearning is the Michigan Medicine learning management system for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of Michigan Medicine mandatory requirements, educational courses and training programs.


    Learning & Professional Development

    Learn more about professional development courses, conferences and special events offered through U-M Human Resources.


    Research Compliance Training & Resources


    View the compliance training options for U-M faculty, students or staff members involved in the conduct of research.