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Reporting Research Compliance Concerns

Do you have research administration or compliance concerns?

For assistance with specific areas of research compliance, please contact any of the following:

  • Contact the appropriate administrative unit for guidance.
  • Contact Research Integrity at or call (312) 503-0054. We will assist you or direct you to the appropriate unit or individual for assistance.
  • Contact your supervisor, department chair, or dean.
  • Report concerns online, or call Ethics Point at (866) 294-3545. Ethics Point is a third-party vendor that will allow you to report concerns anonymously.


Northwestern policy prohibits the taking of retaliatory action against anyone for reporting or inquiring about potential breaches of University policy or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches. The identity of confidential sources will be protected to the extent consistent with the needs of an inquiry or investigation. Those individuals who provide information in good faith about questionable conduct will be protected against reprisals.

Northwestern also has specific whistleblower protections to comply with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) awards.