Regulatory Affairs

Welcome to Regulatory Affairs

The UMMS Office of Regulatory Affairs works to build and maintain a strong foundation of regulatory good-standing upon which the Medical School’s missions can flourish.  Our mission is to lead or facilitate the prevention or resolution of concerns, disputes, and compliance issues related to laws, regulations, institutional policies, accreditation and certification requirements, and other professionally accepted standards that impact the activities and reputation of the Medical School. Most regulations and standards are designed to protect people, animals, the environment, public dollars and trust, and/or our institutional integrity - shared goals that we can all work together to achieve.

Remember to update your M-Inform Outside Interest Disclosure within 30 days of any change!

When should you contact the Office of Regulatory Affairs?

  • If you have a concern about research misconduct of any sort, contact us immediately.
  • If a government agency contacts you on a regulatory matter or to schedule an inspection, call us before you respond, if possible.
  • When you have a question about Conflict of Interest, or how your “outside-the-university” financial or business interests may impact your “inside-the-university” role and activities, call us for advice.

News & Updates

How to Keep a Good Lab Notebook!
For a great resource on good laboratory practices we have provided Dr. Yongqun "Oliver" He's power point presentation here

MSIS "Help Me Now" Walk-in Support
MSIS has expanded its hours for walk-in support with Airwatch, device encryption and encrypted flash drives at the following two locations Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm: NCRC bldg 18 G018 and Taubman Health Sciences Library (THSL) 5th floor. Note: Towsley G2413 location will open Jan 2016. Questions? Call 734.763.7770, email or check out the FAQ's

Faculty Exit Checklist
For a downloadable version of the Faculty Exit Checklist prepared by Regulatory Affairs and the Health System Legal Office please click here:

Important Information About Reporting Duties
At the University of Michigan, we are devoted to the highest ethical standards; we expect honesty and integrity from every member of our faculty, staff and student body.  In light of a recent incident of a delay in the full investigation of criminal activity on campus, we want to reaffirm the University's policy that members of the University community are expected to report suspected criminal activity. Further, all members of the community should feel comfortable reporting; there will be no retaliation for making a report.

It is important for members of the University community to act immediately if they suspect abuse or other crimes, or where they find themselves either a victim or a witness to questionable activity.  Our current system for reporting is described below:

  • If immediate emergency assistance is needed or a crime is in progress, dial 9-1-1 for emergency response.
  • For a non-emergency situation, call the Department of Public Safety at 734-763-1131.  If you work in patient care facilities within the UM Health System, call the Hospitals and Health Centers' Facility Control Center at 734-936-7890.  Professionals can help assess the situation and determine what other notification or action is necessary.  
  • Information on potential criminal activity also may be reported anonymously by calling the University's Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-863-1355.

University community members who believe they have witnessed financial, regulatory, NCAA or patient safety wrongdoing in the course of their daily activities at the University, can also report the situation confidentially or anonymously through the University's compliance website (

Thank you for your continuous support and commitment to proper reporting.  Role-modeling university expectations around these important issues contribute greatly to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all.