The Georgia Institute of Technology is committed to the highest standards of integrity in all areas of operation and resolves that such activities undertaken by faculty, staff, and students will be conducted in accordance with strict ethical principles and in compliance with federal, state, and Institute regulations and policies.
The Department of Internal Auditing acts independently of all Georgia Tech operational activities to assure complete objectivity when conducting reviews and evaluations. Among its work is an Internal Controls Guide, developed as a resource tool to the campus for instituting and maintaining effective internal controls within the framework of mitigating various areas of risk affecting the Institute.
EthicsPoint enables anyone to anonymously report a concern of fraud, waste or abuse at Georgia Tech through a third party. In addition to fulfilling Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation standards and Department of Defense regulations, the system complies with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, federal statutes requiring enterprise-wide reporting mechanisms for the protection of businesses’ private information.
Tech's Office of Research Compliance works with faculty oversight committees and boards to promote the ethical and responsible conduct of research and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements relating to research involving human and vertebrate animal subjects, and rDNA. The committees supported by this office include the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee. The Office also has responsibilities relating to export control policy, compliance, and education.
Environmental Health and Safety provides guidance and oversight to mandated programs, responds to concerns about indoor environments, conducts safety inspections of laboratories and support areas, provides fire safety services, processes and manages hazardous materials for proper disposal, provides emergency response for hazardous materials incidents, and provides safety training.
Capital Assets Accounting Department (CAAD) coordinates the stewardship and accounting for all equipment owned by Georgia Tech. This includes the establishment of internal controls needed to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, as well as Institute policies and procedures.
The Office of Risk Management is responsible for protecting the Institute's assets and resources by minimizing the adverse effects of accidental loss.
The GTRI Compliance Assurance Program was established in 1998 to provide an organizational framework for compliance with new regulations and policies for Georgia Tech's nonprofit applied research program.
The Office of Legal Affairs supports the academic and research mission of Georgia Tech through the development of solutions designed to minimize Georgia Tech's legal exposure, while advancing its goals and programs within the bounds of the law.
Department of Internal Auditing
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