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Research Policies and Procedures

The Office of Grants and Contracts is solely responsible for business policies and procedures for sponsored research, including those designed to meet the requirements of grants and contracts. The Director of OGC is the contracting officer of the University and is directly responsible for the negotiation and interpretation of funded research contracts and grants, including basic agreements, and for negotiating the reimbursement of indirect costs and employee benefits. All University research grants and contracts shall be processed and administered through OGC. On no account should a Faculty Member accept direct payments or negotiate a contract on behalf of the University.

This section provides a number of Research Policies that must be adhered to by faculty members and administrative staff when preparing proposals and when administering grant awards. This section also features the Office of Grants and Grants' Procedural Manual which describes general research considerations, the responsibilities of the University and its faculty, and procedures and guidelines related to pre-award (proposal evaluation and submission) and post-award (project administration) functions.

Research Policies and Procedures

1. Policy on Consulting, Professional Activities and Research Support from Outside Activities
2. Policy on Summer Salary Compensation
3. Policy on Faculty Members Teaching Release
4. Policy on Periodic Paid Research Leave for Full-Time Faculty
5. Policy on Research Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs (Also Referred to as Indirect or Overhead Costs)
6. Policy on Faculty Members Responsibilities-Conflict of Interest
7. Policy on Cost Sharing for Sponsored Research
8. Principles and Procedures for the Use of Human Subjects in Research - Institutional Review Board (IRB)
9. Principles and Procedures for the Use of Animal Subjects in Research - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
10. Intellectual Property Policy
11. Policy on Faculty Teaching Overload and Research Compensation​

Office of Grants and Grants' Procedural Manual

1. General Research Considerations
2. Financial and Business Administration
3. Roles and Responsibilities of the University and Its Faculty (role of university, OGC, and faculty members)
4. Criteria for Evaluating Research Proposals
5. Procedures for Proposal Submission and Establishing Grants and/or Contracts
6. Proposal Requirements for Use of Consultants
7. Guidelines for Sponsored Programs and Projects Administration

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