The Office of Research Integrity supports ethical research and scholarly practice at the University of New England.

Research Integrity at UNE

Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state mandates in all research functions is a core responsibility of the UNE's Office of Research and Scholarship.

Research compliance staff in the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) work with various compliance committees such as the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) and the Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to ensure research conducted at UNE is safe, ethical, and compliant with applicable regulations, laws, and institutional policies and to promote a culture of integrity in research and scholarly activity.


Karen Houseknecht, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Research Integrity Officer and Institutional Official
Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship
(207) 602-2872

Gwendolyn Mahon, Ph.D.

Deputy Research Integrity Officer and Deputy Institutional Official
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
(207) 602-2678

Bob Kennedy, M.S. 

Director of Research Integrity 
(207) 602-2244

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