Ms. Waltz is an Affiliate Faculty member at the IU Center for Bioethics and the Associate Director for the Indiana University Research Integrity Office, responsible for receiving and facilitating investigation into allegations of falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism. In this role, Ms. Waltz coordinates, facilitates, and oversees research misconduct inquiries and investigations across all eight IU campuses, and ensures compliance with federal laws and Indiana University policy. In addition, Ms. Waltz often spearheads University-wide initiatives for the Office of Research Compliance including, most recently, a year-long working group that provided guidance on the return of research results to the University and human research protection program.
Prior to her work in research integrity, Ms. Waltz spent more than ten years in human research protection and compliance at Indiana University. Most recently, Ms. Waltz served as the Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs, Reliance, and Outreach for the Indiana University Human Subjects Office, the administrative office that supports the Indiana University Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) which are responsible for the review and approval of all research involving human subjects conducted at IU and its affiliated institutions. Ms. Waltz supported the human research protection program through coordination and implementation of major initiatives, including regulatory changes, policy and procedure updates, best practices, and others; coordination and completion of reliance agreements; and education to management, staff members, research personnel, and faculty members across all eight IU campuses. Ms. Waltz joined IU as a part-time staff member in 2007 and joined the Human Subjects Office full time after her graduation from the IU McKinney School of Law in 2008, where she now serves as adjunct faculty. She received her undergraduate degree in journalism and business from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, and earned her Certified IRB Professional (CIP) certification in 2009.
IU McKinney School of Law: D693 – Life Sciences Compliance
- Kasperbauer TJ, Waltz A, Hudson B, et al. Collecting Biospecimens and Obtaining Biobank Consent From Patients in an Academic Health Care Setting: Practical and Ethical Considerations. Acad Med. 2022.
- Jones, Marta, Waltz, Amy. “Full Board Review.” Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Third Edition. Ed. Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R) et al. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2021.
- Hartsock JA, Schwartz PH, Waltz AC, Ott MA. Anticipatory Waivers of Consent for Pediatric Biobanking. Ethics Hum Res. 2019.
Additional publications: PubMed
Vulnerability in Medical Research (Co-PI)
Funding from Indiana University Health Values Fund for the Integration of Spiritual and Religious Dimensions in Health Care 06/2010 - 05/2012
Description: Conducted study to examine factors that influence how pediatric investigators, IRB members, and IRB staff members categorize risk in adolescent sexual behavior research and assess whether the IRB should approve such research. Investigators, IRB members, and IRB staff were surveyed to evaluate their knowledge of minor consent and reporting requirements and asked to review and respond to a hypothetical research project involving minors’ sexual behavior.
- Hall Center Mentor Board for Law & Health, IU McKinney School of Law, 2021 - present
- Association of Research Integrity Officers (ARIO), member, 2019 - present
- Community member, Ascension St. Vincent Institutional Review Board, 2019 – present
- Membership Advisor, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, Beta Theta Chapter (Franklin College, IN), 2011 – present