Research Compliance & Export Controls

Research Compliance and Export Controls consists of three sub-units: Research Compliance, Research Integrity & Export Controls, and Laboratory Animal Support.

This key unit within the Department of Research, Innovation, and Technology Commercialization is responsible for ensuring research integrity and compliance with federal, state and UTRGV policies and procedures.

We offer educational programs, guides faculty and staff, facilitates and manages the approval process for research related protocols for compliance. 


Research Compliance


Research Integrity and Export Controls 

  • Research Integrity
    • Guidance on matters involving plagiarism, falsification and fabrication of data. 
    • Development and monitoring of Conflicts of Interest Management Plans.
      researchcompliance@utrgv.edu

  • Export Controls
    • License Determinations.
    • Guidance on matters involving the export of data/technologies to foreign countries and the exposure and/or release of such data/technologies to foreign individuals in the U.S. (deemed exports).
    • Development of Technology Control Plans.
      researchcompliance@utrgv.edu

Laboratory Animal Resources/Support

  • LAR
    • Support researchers with their research animal husbandry needs.
    • Provide training on proper animal handling, sample collection and surgical techniques.
    • Guidance on protocol development for the use of animals in research.
      animalresources@utrgv.edu
Brownsville location:
BRHB 2.210
Biomedical Research & Health Professions
956-882-7663
Edinburg location:
E-REBL 1.400.2
Research Education Building 
956-665-2067


 



Department of Research Compliance and Export Controls Staff:

Glorimar Colon, J.D.
Executive Director, Research
Compliance & Export Control
ESSBL 5.114
EBG: 956-665-3008
glorimar.colon@utrgv.edu
Kimberly Fernandez
Senior Research Compliance
Specialist - IRB
EPHYS 1.164 
EDG: (956) 665-2093
kimberly.fernandez@utrgv.edu

Nadia Garza de Ramirez

Senior Research Compliance
Specialist - IRB
BPOB2 1.103D
BRN: 956-882-7743
nadia.garzaderamirez@utrgv.edu



Cordelia Rasa

Director, Laboratory
Animal Resources 
EREBL 1.400.2
EBG: 956-665-6436
cordelia.rasa@utrgv.edu

Douglas Leidwinger
Research Integrity & Export
Control Officer
EPHYS 1.120
EBG: 956-665-7873
douglas.leidwinger@utrgv.edu

Cristy Bradfield
Research Compliance
Administrative Associate

EPHYS 1.168
EBG: 956-665-3598
Edith Ramos
Research Compliance Specialist
EPHYS 1.163
EBG: 956-665-2889

Updated Oct. 30, 2019