News

Summer With RIA
July 11, 2024

Hopefully you’re finding time to enjoy the summer weather, fresh fruit, and outdoor activities! The team members in RIA serve up the below information tidbits.

Gene Drive Modified Organisms (GDMOs) are now regulated

The NIH Office of Science Policy published a…

Streamlining the IACUC review process
June 6, 2024

The IACUC review process has been streamlined to reduce the overall time to approval and cycles of review and revision. 

The below changes are effective for all submissions received after today:

Designated Member Review (DMR)The “pre-review” step has been eliminated.RIA will complete the Compliance Review (routed…
No non-compliant items found during USDA inspection
May 22, 2024

An inspection by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service conducted April 4, 2024, found no non-compliant items. 

Princeton University is committed to providing humane and responsible care for animals in research. Animal research generates valuable knowledge and information that…

Non-compliance incident reported
May 22, 2024

Princeton University reported an incidence of non-compliance to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare of the National Institutes of Health involving a mouse on Jan. 16, 2024.  University staff immediately provided retraining of laboratory personnel regarding the importance of following approved protocol, and updated the research protocol…

May Awareness Commence with RIA
May 14, 2024

Semester transitions, summer research programs, and field and wildlife activities are all exciting events at Princeton University! The teams in RIA provide the below reminders to ensure safe and compliant research activities.

1. Does Your Lab Equipment Need Attention?

Maintaining lab equipment contributes to scientific…

Spring Your Research Forward with RIA!
March 26, 2024

As the weather turns warmer and summer plans are in the making, your partners in Research Integrity and Assurance (RIA) offer the following for continued research compliance:

1.  Spring IACUC Semi-Annual Inspections this April!

Princeton University is required, by Federal Mandate, to “inspect at least once every…
New Year’s Intentions for Continued Research Compliance
Jan. 26, 2024

With the start of the 2024 Semester, your partners in Research Integrity and Assurance (RIA) offer the following reminders to help keep your research operating smoothly and compliantly:

Do you have new staff or students in your lab? New staff and students will need training and other clearances before working…
RIA Welcomes Megan Maryott as the new Senior Compliance Administrator, IACUC, IBC, IRB, & COI
Oct. 30, 2023

Megan Maryott joined the Research Integrity and Assurance office in 2016 as summer intern. She returned for several subsequent summers, and then was hired as a consultant to assist with protocol entry and amendment integration for the eRIA IACUC and IBC electronic management systems. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Behavior from…

RIA Welcomes Lauren Danridge as the new Associate Director for IACUC, IBC, and PAM
Aug. 16, 2023

Lauren came to Princeton University from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, where she served as the Assistant Director, Quality Assurance and the Associate Director, ACUO. Prior to that, Lauren was the IACUC Director at Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ), Newark, NJ (16 years).

Lauren has over 20 years of experience in…

USDA Inspection Finds no Noncompliant Items
May 4, 2023

An unannounced focused inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducted at Princeton on April 20, 2023 found no noncompliant items.

Princeton University is committed to providing humane and responsible care for animals in research. Animal research generates valuable knowledge and information that benefits society, and…