Research Compliance and Research Integrity

On behalf of the Vice President for Research, the University Research Compliance Office assists researchers in order to ensure compliance with regulations, university policies, and accreditation standards that are applicable to research activities, including 1) use of human and animal subjects in research, 2) biological safety, 3) pre-award grants administration, 4) export controls, 5) research misconduct, 6) responsible conduct of research training, 7) responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, 8) registering and posting research results in, and 9) use of controlled substances.


Research Compliance Officer:

Brian J. Weimer, JD
1440 Canal Street #8401
Suite 2425, New Orleans, LA 70112
Telephone: 504-988-1147
Facsimile: 504-988-1238

Deputy Research Compliance Officer:

Lisa Easterling Wurtzel, JD
1440 Canal Street #8401
Suite 2425, New Orleans, LA 70112
Telephone: 504-988-1147
Facsimile: 504-988-1238

Administrative Assistant to the University Research Compliance Officer: Kay Leger Email:

Research Compliance Hotline: (504) 988-1147

Comments, concerns, requests, and reports regarding suspected compliance issues, including research misconduct, may be made by contacting the Research Compliance Office (RCO) at (504) 988-1147 or via e-mail at  This phone number and e-mail are answered only by RCO personnel.  When personnel are not available, calls are forwarded to a confidential voice mailbox maintained by the RCO.  Anyone reporting concerns via the phone or e-mail have the right to remain anonymous.  To the extent possible within the limitations of law and regulation, all information will be treated and maintained as confidential.  Any individual may make a complaint in good faith without the fear of reprisal.

Tulane University Fraud and Compliance Hotline

Complaints, concerns, or comments regarding fraud, compliance, and ethics issues, including research misconduct and research integrity concerns, can be submitted anonymously by calling 1-855-546-9283 or visiting (access I.D. is "TUL").

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training (Click Here)

Research Compliance Department Contacts

Research Compliance Program (CLICK HERE)

Research Compliance Policies and Procedures - Tulane Policy and Procedures Resources at Tulane at Tulane - How Does it Affect Me and What Do I Need To Know (PowerPoint training presentation) at Tulane - Checklist for Whether a Study is an Applicable Clinical Trial at Tulane - Tool for Determining Whether a Study Requires Registration in at Tulane - Decision Tree for Proposed NIH Clinical Trials at Tulane: Don't Be This PI! (training video)

Conflicts of Commitment and Interest Policies

Deemed Export Attestation Checklist

Freedom of Information Act Requests Regarding Research Activities at Tulane University

Research Misconduct Involving Public Health Service-Funded Research

Research Misconduct Involving National Science Foundation-Funded Research

Research Misconduct allegations not involving PHS or NSF funded research are governed by the Tulane Research Misconduct Policy, located in the Tulane Faculty Handbook

Reporting Animal Concerns

Controlled Substances in Animal Research and Bench Research


NIH Public Access Policy- Submission Letter to Publishers


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training (Click Here)

Drug Enforcement Agency Training



1440 Canal Street Suite, 2400, TW-5, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-3291