Carpantato (Tanta) Myles joined The University of Alabama (UA) in January 2005 as the University’s first research compliance officer where she oversees all research compliance related areas for the Division of Research including Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBC), Animal Care, Conflict of Interest, Scientific Misconduct, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and Export Control. In 2007, she was promoted to the position of director of the Office for Research Compliance (ORC). Ms. Myles also serves as the University’s Research Integrity Officer (RIO). Before joining UA, she served as the special assistant to the vice-president for research, where she oversaw administration and operational support services/programs for the Office of Vice-President for Research at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She gained extensive experience in safety regulation compliance including radiation safety, laboratory safety, human anatomical specimens and controlled substances.
Ms. Myles received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her M.S. in Business Management from Troy University. She has also obtained certification as a Six-Sigma Greenbelt, Certified IRB Manager (CIM) and Certified IRB Professional (CIP). She has co-authored several research articles and abstracts, instructed numerous collegiate science courses and laboratory sessions, as well as presented and co-presented several workshops and concurrent training sessions. She has served as a member of the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) research compliance and administration committee. She is also active in several professional organizations, including the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) where she currently serves as a Peer Reviewer for the NCURA Peer Reviewer Program for Research Compliance, and Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R).