Compliance and Special Approvals

Oversight committees have been established at the University to insure proper planning and use of the University's specialized research facilities and compliance with the University, state, and federal policies and regulations. Projects should be discussed with appropriate committees prior to submission of the proposal to the Office of Sponsored Programs to avoid unnecessary delays.  Committee approvals will be obtained electronically in GeauxGrants.

For most committees, the chairman is authorized to give tentative approval to routine proposals. This allows the proposal to continue on the approval route without delay, but formal committee approval must be received before commencing work on the project or study. 

The information below identifies the committees and persons responsible for reviewing proposals.


Committee Reviewer
Radioisotopes or Radiation Sources Dr. Wei-Hsung Wang, Radiation Safety Officer, at (225) 578-2008
Human Subjects Dr. Alex Cohen, Ph.D., IRB Chair or Douglas Villien, Compliance Specialist    (225) 578-8692, Fax (225) 578-5093, or
Vertebrate Animals Ms. Krista Adams, IACUC Program Manager, at (225) 578-9643
Recombinant DNA, Agents Infectious to Animals/Plants and Select Agents A list of committee members and detailed instructions for obtaining IBRDS/RO approval are available on the Environmental Health and Safety web site
Export Controls Quinesha Morgan, Director of Compliance,
Intellectual Property Spencer Rogers, Director of Innovation & Technology Commercialization, at (225) 578-2599