Research Compliance Directory

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Research Compliance Directory

Chapter 1
OFFICES, COMMITTEES AND PANELS THAT SUPPORT OR OVERSEE RESEARCH

Information and documents related to Harvard and HMS Offices, Committees and Administrative Bodies involved in research administration, oversight and compliance.

Chapter 2
RESEARCH INTEGRITY AND THE RESPOSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH

Documents related to the proper conduct of scientific and clinical research, supervision of research trainees, data gathering & storage, data retention, openness in research, publication of research results, research misconduct, authorship guidelines, attribution of credit, industry sponsorship, financial conflict of interest, conflict of commitment, faculty consulting, disposition of research products, commercial application of results and research quality.

Chapter 3
FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF SPONSORED PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION

Documents related to fiscal responsibilities of faculty and staff, including documents relating to allowable costs, cost allocation, cost accounting, cost sharing, cash management, cost transfers, effort reporting, procurement, equipment management and indirect costs.

Chapter 4
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER & LICENSING, START-UP COMPANIES AND EQUITY ACQUISITION
Documents related to patents, copyrights, tangible research property, start-up companies, equity acquisition, royalty sharing, use of name, technology licensing, material transfers and invention reporting.

Chapter 5
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, INCLUDING BIOSAFETY/COMS

Basic policies, as well as specific requirements related to chemical safety, radiological hazards, lasers, and bio hazardous agents; emergency procedures.

Chapter 6
HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH & IRB

Description of the HMS Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), including assurance of compliance with DHHS requirements.

Chapter 7
LABORATORY ANIMAL WELFARE & IACUC

HMS Assurance of compliance with PHS requirements, and other documents related to the humane care and treatment of animals.

Chapter 8
NON-FACULTY RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS

Documents related to Graduate Student Research Assistants, Academic Staff-Research, Postdoctoral Scholars, Visiting Scholars and Visiting Researchers, and consultants.

Chapter 9
OTHER RESEARH RELATED POLICIES & SPONSORED PROJECTS REQUIREMENTS

Documents related to proposal preparation, export controls, import controls, human embryonic stem cell research and other topics.

Chapter 10
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES