Institute for Research & Scholarship

Research Integrity and Compliance Overview

Butler University has agreements with and receives funding from a number of governmental and not-for-profit agencies that fund research. These legally binding agreements or grants require that all research conducted on campus, regardless of funding source, be conducted in accordance with regulations. This process protects research participants, researchers, students, research resources and Butler's research environment.

The Butler Institute for Research & Scholarship represents the Butler community's commitment to responsible research. This is the centralized office overseeing the primary compliance areas of:

  • Research involving human participants (IRB)
  • Research involving animals (IACUC)
  • Conflicts of Interest (COI)
  • Laboratory Health and Safety including Biosafety
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) - Research Ethics


(position vacant), Director, Institute for Research and Scholarship
Rebecca DeGrazia, Academic Affairs Assistant, (317) 940-8558,


Butler Institute for Research & Scholarship
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208