Research Integrity

Research Compliance:

VIMS strives to minimize any risk to the environment, human or animal populations that may result from its research and educational endeavors.  To that end, we seek to promulgate and disseminate relevant regulations, policies and training opportunities to principal investigators and their staff members and students.

VIMS and the main campus of William and Mary share institutional research review committees for IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee), PHSC (Protection of Human Subjects Committee),and IBC (Institutional Biohazard Committee).  Radiation Safety on the VIMS campus(es) is the responsibility of the VIMS Office of Safety and Environmental Programs.  These organizations are tasked with maintaining University compliance with all laws and regulations requiring institutional review and approval for research and teaching protocols.

IACUC , IBC and PHSC utilize the W&M Protocol and Compliance Management system for the electronic submission, approval, and tracking of research protocols.  Login using your myWM username and password to submit and manage protocols.

If you have any questions about the system, please email

The VIMS Radiation Safety Plan is available from the Office of Safety and Environmental Programs web page, as is the Request for Radioactive Approval and Use form.