Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state mandates in all research functions is a core responsibility of research administration at UNE. Promoting ethically responsible research is of utmost importance in facilitating a culture of compliance. Research compliance staff work with various compliance committees such as the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) and the Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to help ensure both the ethical conduct of research and the protection of the rights and welfare of humans and animals in research conducted at UNE.


Karen L. Houseknecht, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Research Integrity Officer and Institutional Official
(207) 602-2872

Brian Lynn, J.D.
Director of Research Integrity
(207) 602-2244

Ivy Bergquist, B.S., RLATg
IACUC and IBC Administrator
(207) 602-2117


For questions about research compliance, contact Brian Lynn at blynn@une.edu or (207) 602-2244.

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