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Research Assurances

Office of Research Assurances
8:00-4:30 M-F (Main Desk)
Phone: (208) 885-6162
Morrill Hall 209
PO Box 443010
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

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Reporting Concerns

Unethical, illegal or unsafe acts can have serious consequences for the University and its employees, including financial losses, legal liability, reduced morale, and diminished public trust. Each employee shares the responsibility for preventing these effects by averting the causes.

For all research assurance concerns contact:

  • Arch Harner, Director of Research Assurances
    • Phone:  (208) 885-2142 (office) - Can be handled anonymously.
    • Email: - Will not be anonymous.


Note: Allegations of noncompliance will remain confidential, to the extent permitted by law and consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation of the allegations. The University will take measures to protect from adverse actions or retaliation against any person who, in good faith, makes allegations of noncompliance under this policy. (See FSH 3290 and 3810)

Select Agent and Toxin Concerns

To provide a mechanism for you to report safety, security, or other concerns associated with Select Agents and Toxins, the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) maintains a hotline which offers a confidential means for reporting this vital information. When reporting these issues to OIG, please ensure that you indicate it is a "Select Agent Program" issue.

OIG Hotline contact information:

  • Voice: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477)
  • Fax:    1-800-223-8164
  • Mail:    Office of Inspector General 
               Department of Health & Human Services 
               Attn: Hotline 
               P.O. Box 23489 
               Washington, DC 20026