About the Research Compliance Office

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In addition to the many federal laws and regulations that govern institutions of higher education, there are also state laws and board of regents polices that must be followed. A resource for these regulations can be found by visiting the Higher Education Compliance Alliance website. The HECA Compliance Matrix was translated into the following “wheel & spoke” visual representation to illustrate the many offices on a campus that are responsible for various compliance topics.


The Research Compliance Office serves the WSU community by providing guidance for complying with federal and state regulatory matters that intersect with research. Our office has primary responsibility for the following areas:

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  • Export Compliance
  • Conflicts of Interest and management of those conflicts
  • International Shipping
  • Screening of individuals and entities against lists of restricted or debarred parties
  • International Travel for Research/WSU related purposes
  • Collection and Maintenance of WSU departments’ annual representations & certifications

In addition, the Research Compliance Office supports the following departments on campus with these topics:

  • International Education - Visa Applications, Study Abroad opportunities
  • General Counsel – completion of forms and repository for completed representations and certifications
  • Purchasing – procurement from international vendors
  • WSU Post Office – resource for review of items being imported into the U.S. or exported out of the U.S.

Research Compliance Office Staff

Each person in the Research Compliance office is knowledgeable in all areas and capable of assisting with your compliance questions. You may contact us at compliance@wichita.edu or 978-COMP (2667) anytime with questions, concerns or for assistance. We are here to help you navigate the world of research compliance.