Human Subjects Research

All human subjects research or activities involving human subjects research must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to initiation. The Office of Research and Innovation provides a variety of resources to guide researchers through the IRB approval process.

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Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest or commitment is created when the personal, financial, or organizational interest of an investigator could bias or unduly influence the design, conduct, or reporting of research at UTD, or interfere with the investigator’s performance of his or her institutional responsibilities to UTD. UTD is committed to ensuring conflicts of interest do not interfere with the productivity of our research.

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Export Control

U.S. export control law regulates the export of and access to data, technologies, software, and hardware for reasons of foreign policy, national security, and trade protection. The most important topics of export control for UT Dallas researchers are restrictions on publishing, employing foreign nationals on research projects, shipping/carrying certain data outside of the U.S., and traveling to embargoed countries.

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Broader Impacts

In an effort to stimulate research growth at UT Dallas, Office of Research and Innovation developed various funding opportunities for researchers using support from the State of Texas National Research University Fund (NRUF).  For program summaries, including eligibility and expenditure guidelines, please visit our Internal Funding webpage.

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Innovation and Commercialization

The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) works with UT Dallas researchers and external partners to bring the fruits of UT Dallas innovation to the public through commercialization.  From invention evaluation to startup assistance, we have resources across campus to aid entrepreneurial Comets launch successfully.

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Funding and Awards

In an effort to stimulate research growth at UT Dallas, Office of Research and Innovation developed various funding opportunities for researchers using support from the State of Texas National Research University Fund (NRUF).  For program summaries, including eligibility and expenditure guidelines, please visit our Internal Funding webpage.

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Responsible Conduct of Research

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) is committed to conducting research in a scientifically responsible and ethical manner.  Students, post-docs, staff, and research scientists who participate in National Science Foundation (NSF) or select National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research at UTD may be required to participate in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.  The Office of Research and Innovation offers RCR training focusing on the development of ethical practices in research across the variety of disciplines and domains at UT Dallas. 

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#UTDResearchImpact

The #UTDResearchImpact campaign highlights the amazing research from UTD faculty. The Office of Research and Innovation highlights a different research project and faculty member every month. Find our monthly highlighted researcher by checking out the Office of Research and Innovation newsletter, Office of Research and Innovation social media, and the Research 411 Talk Show.

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Student Research Highlights

Research poster competitions allow our graduate students an opportunity to present their work, as well as a chance to earn recognition while promoting a scientific community.  Volunteers from UT Dallas, our alumni, and industry lend their time and expertise to this experience to promote student development, community involvement, and networking opportunities.

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Faculty Research Highlights

Faculty researchers at UT Dallas earn and are recognized for many prestigious awards, fellowships, and honors. See our Faculty Early Career Award winners, FRIENDS of Research, Seed Grant Award Winners, New Faculty Research Symposium, and more. 

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Research Core Facilities

The Office of Research Core Facilities (RCF) are organized into several cores including Imaging and Histology, Molecular and Protein Analysis, Flow Cytometry, and Mass Spectrometer core facilities; as well as the Genome Center.  A full description of the RCF and information related to fees, required training, facility access, and use instruments can be found here.

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Campus and Environmental Safety

Campus and Environmental Safety develop and foster a climate of responsible health, safety, and environmental practices to recognize the value of safety, prevent accidents, protect our environment, and aid in getting the job completed with pride and professionalism. Everyone must do their part to ensure safety across campus and so we work to ensure that the UT Dallas community has the knowledge and tools necessary to carry out safety responsibilities.

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