Duke University's Institutional Ethics & Compliance Program
The Duke University Institutional Ethics and Compliance Program is an initiative committed to advancing the highest standards of ethics, integrity, honesty, and to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies. The IECP coordinates and supports compliance efforts and offices across Duke University that provide expertise, resources, policies and procedures and training related to the over 400 laws and regulations that apply to the broad activities performed at Duke.
This site is designed to provide easy access to the most commonly referenced compliance areas across the Duke community. Please contact us for assistance with any compliance issues.
An article about the Institutional Ethics and Compliance Program that appeared in Duke's award-winning periodical Working@Duke.
Rethinking Regulation at the Kenan Institute for Ethics provides a forum for leading scholars to explore better conceptual frameworks for regulatory decision-making, inform smarter design of regulatory institutions, guide more effective formulation of regulatory policy, and better align regulatory governance with the requirements of democratic legitimacy. Read how this cutting edge program at Duke is part of growing academic interest in regulatory issues.
The latest newsletter from Research Cost Compliance.
Duke University encourages all students, faculty and staff to be active and engaged citizens, and to participate fully in the political life of the community. In doing so, though, it is also important to keep in mind the legal guidelines that govern political activity on campus.
As a non-profit, tax-exempt entity, Duke must abide by federal and state laws prohibiting the use of its facilities, services or personnel to promote or support individuals or organizations campaigning for public office. These laws prohibit Duke University, and any of its related entities, from contributing to or supporting political candidates or parties. Simply put, no Duke resources - including personnel, e-mail accounts, copiers, office space, vehicles or publications - may be used for political purposes. The restrictions on political activity do not apply to any employee acting as an individual, on their own time and using personal resources. Understanding the basic rules helps promote vibrant discussions on campus about candidates and political issues without violating the law.
If you hold stock in a company that provides research funding to Duke, does that represent a conflict of interest? Learn more about the annual process for disclosing information about any outside activities or relationships that could potentially influence decision making or compromise the judgment of those taking actions that affect the university.
As part of a regular review process, Human Resources has updated the online HR Policy Manual.
Duke Federal Relations represents the university in Washington, D.C. on legislative and regulatory matters of interest to Duke University.
If you're getting ready to travel abroad on Duke business, check out this article from Duke Today. Also, when getting ready to travel to a country for the first time, find out if there are any restrictions related to activities in and with that country by checking with Duke's Office of Export Controls.
The Big Picture: A culture of compliance is not only about knowing specific laws and regulations. It is understanding ethical behaviors and choices made throughout day to day business. Here is another Duke sponsored conversation related to the Big Picture.