mountain range with river

October 18-19, 2023

Strand Union Building

Attend the conference and earn RCR credits towards fulfillment of NSF and NIH requirements.


The Research Integrity & Compliance Conference 2023 is the first conference event in the State of Montana designed to address the needs and concerns of Montana stakeholders on research compliance related topics. This conference intends to be inclusive of all Montana research communities, institutions, and professionals who are engaged in research compliance.

Conference attendees will benefit from the practiced skills and first-hand knowledge of speakers representing various interests across Montana, allowing participants to increase their understanding of relevant issues and emerging topics facing the community. Break-out sessions will allow participants to raise questions, discuss case studies, and share experiences in a small group setting. The gathering will also provide participants a platform to network and dialogue with fellow Montana colleagues.

The 2023 Research Integrity & Compliance Conference will have three primary tracks: 1) Environmental Health & Laboratory Safety, 2) Research Compliance Committees, and 3) Research Integrity & Ethics for Researchers and Students. These tracks recognize the diverse aims of regulatory and ethics focused groups often tasked to harmonize and work in collaboration. We have designated these focus areas with the goal of providing this conference opportunity to as many Montana stakeholders to attend and contribute as possible. 

Environmental Health & Laboratory Safety
Research Compliance Committees
Research Integrity & Ethics for Researchers and Students
Audiences: Biosafety Officers, Safety and Risk Management, Emergency Responders, Researchers and Students
Audiences: Committee Chairs, Committee Members, Compliance Professionals , Program Managers  and Researchers 
Audiences: Researchers, Students, and Compliance Professionals

Compliance vs Culture: How to Build a Successful Safety Culture

Committee Review: A How-To Guide

Best Practices/Emerging Trends: Conflict of Interest, Foreign Influence, Export Control, and Information Security

Setting up a Research Group "Knowing your Resources"

Post Approval Monitoring & Internal Audits: Are we doing what we said we'd do?

Research Misconduct - "What is it? How does it happen? Could it happen to you?"

Laboratory Emergency Preparedness

Training: Lost in the Shuffle


Conducting and Preparing for Off Campus Research

Preparing for Regulatory Inspections: It isn't a question of if, but when


IRB Roundtable and Q & A (room 1) 

IACUC and IBC Roundtable  Q & A (room 2)

Mentor/Mentee Relationships "Setting Expectations"



2023 conference topics will include NSPM33 & Export Control, Managing University Safety Programs, Preparing for Regulatory Inspections, Conflicts of Interest, Emergency Preparedness, Internal Inspection Programs, Managing University Compliance Committees (IACUC, IBC, IRB, etc.), Responsible Conduct of Research, and more.

Audiences: Universities & Colleges, Research Compliance Professionals, Environmental Health & Safety Professionals, Committee Chairs & Committee Members, Research Ethics Professionals, Principal Investigators & Faculty Members, and Administrative Staff. 


Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and honor, with respect, the indigenous Nations on whose traditional homelands the University now stands and whose historical and cultural relationships with the land continues to this day.