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Research Policies, Procedures, and Other Resources

Following is an alphabetical list of policies, procedures, and other resources associated with the research process:

Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures
Centers and Institutes Policy, Guidelines, and Procedures
Advantages of and guidelines for creating a center or institute at IUP
Copyright Resources from PASSHE
Employee Self-Service (ESS) user name and password are required.
Export Control
Federal laws prohibit the unlicensed export of certain commodities or information for reasons of national security or protection of trade.
Federal Regulations
The university and the Research Institute follow the federal cost principles when developing proposal budgets, rates, and price estimates.
F&A Distribution
Formula for the distribution of facilities and administrative (F&A) fees
Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects
The regulatory body of IUP that reviews research involving human participants
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Guidelines
All research and teaching involving the use of vertebrate animals must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC prior to the procurement or use of the animals.
International Travel Procedure
This procedure is applicable to all university-sponsored international travel.
NSF Implementation of Responsible Conduct of Research
Training information for students who will participate in NSF-funded projects
Policy:  Compensation Policy for Sponsored Activities
The compensation policy for sponsored activities for PASSHE universities, issued February 18, 2009.
Policy:  Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) in University Research
Provides a framework to promote objectivity in research by establishing standards to ensure that the design, conduct or reporting of research will not be biased by any conflicting financial interests of an investigator.
Policy:  Indirect Policy
Policy for implementing facilities and administrative (F&A) fees.
Policy:  Policy for the Classification of Gifts, Grants, and Contracts
This policy clarifies the roles of offices in the solicitation and administration of gifts and grants that originate from private corporations and foundations.
Policy:  Policy for Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct
Policy to respond to any allegations or apparent instances of fraud or misconduct in the carrying out of research by IUP faculty, managers, administrators, staff, and students.
Policy:  Supplemental Workload
This policy defines the amount of total compensation that may be paid to employees for supplemental work.
Policy:  Time and Effort Certification Policy
Mandated by federal, state and PASSHE, this policy is applicable to individuals whose annual base salary is paid, in full or in part, with organized research or sponsored funds.
Principal Investigator (PI) Handbook
The PI Handbook provides a guide for the management of sponsored projects at IUP.
Procedure for Review and Approval of Agreements at IUP
Procedure for any IUP unit that wishes to enter into an agreement with an outside entity.
Online Research Ethics Training
IUP offers online training for faculty, staff, and students through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).
State Ethics Commission—1
State Ethics Commission Statement of Financial Interests form must be completed by all project directors.
Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property
Technology transfer and commercialization services are offered for faculty, students, and staff of the university.
Working With Industry
Guidelines for private industry-university partnerships.
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