Compliance hotline

The University of Kansas is committed to ensuring that research is conducted responsibly.

Anyone inside or outside the university community who has concerns that research is not being conducted in accordance with university policies, with external sponsor requirements, or with federal and state regulations should contact Research Integrity at or 785-864-4148, or through the KU Institutional Hotline.

Such concerns about research activities might include:

  • Research or scholarly misconduct
  • Violation of human subjects protections
  • Compliance concerns relating to the use of animals
  • A breach of electronic protected information related to research
  • Conflict of interest or time
  • Misuse of research funds
  • Retaliation against whistleblowers

You are strongly encouraged to provide as much detail as possible in your report so we are better able to investigate your concerns. Every report will be acted on in a confidential manner, with notification to other appropriate individuals made on a need-to-know basis. If anonymity is desired, it will be protected to the extent possible by law and by university regulations.

KU has established an Institutional Hotline hosted by a third party, Lighthouse, to facilitate anonymous reporting. Kansas state law prohibits retaliation against any state employee reporting such matters. (See the KU Whistleblower Policy.)


Dial 911 for any concern that poses an immediate threat to life or property.

Non-emergency concerns

All reporting means are confidential. Methods that support anonymous reports are noted.

Including animal subjects, conflicts of interest, human subjects, responsible scholarship, scholarly misconduct, etc.

Relating to biohazards, radiation, hazardous materials or air quality.

Report an incident

Lighthouse is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service.
If you require emergency assistance, please contact 911 or your local authorities.