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.

  • 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.

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.
Brownsville location:
BRHB 2.210
Biomedical Research & Health Professions
Edinburg location:
E-REBL 1.400.2
Research Education Building 


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
Kimberly Fernandez
Senior Research Compliance
Specialist - IRB
EINNV 1.164 
EDG: (956) 665-2093

Nadia Garza de Ramirez

Senior Research Compliance
Specialist - IRB
BPOB2 1.103D
BRN: 956-882-7743

Cordelia Rasa

Director, Laboratory
Animal Resources 
EREBL 1.400.2
EBG: 956-665-6436

Cristy Bradfield
Research Compliance
Administrative Associate

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

Updated May 29, 2020