This is a list of policies relevant to the administration, execution and conduct of research at the University of California, Irvine.
General Research Policies
Office of Research
Responsibilities for Conduct & Administration of Research
480-2.1 Principal Investigator and Lead Researcher
480-2.2 Faculty Sponsor
480-2.3 Dean, Director, Chair, Chief, Section Head
480-2.4 Department Administrator
Responding to Allegations of Research MisconductThe purpose of this policy is to address research misconduct, which is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.
Conflict of Interest
Disclosure & Review of Principal Investigator’s Financial Interests in Non-governmental Sponsors (State Policy)This policy applies to research contracts, grants, and gifts (earmarked for a specific researcher or specific research project) and material transfer agreements sponsored by a non-governmental entity.
Disclosure & Review of Financial Interests in Federal AwardsThis policy applies to research funded by the National Science Foundation and organizations adopting the NSF disclosure requirements.
481-2(A) Disclosure of Financial Interests Related to Public Health Service Sponsored Projects for Promoting Objectivity in ResearchThis policy applies to research funded by the Public Health Service and organizations adopting the PHS disclosure requirements.
Conflicts of Interest in Human Subjects ResearchThis policy applies to research involving human subjects.
Export Control Guidance
Guidelines for Compliance with Export Control RegulationsGeneral Guidance on Export Control from UC, State and Federal sources.
Government Fundamental Research Policy MemosThese memos from Ashton Carter, Under Secretary for Defense (from 2010), and John Young, Under Secretary for Defense (from 2008) along with National Security Decision Directive 189 (from 1985) outline that the products of DoD funded fundamental research are to remain unrestricted to the maximum extent possible. Early conversations with sponsors at the proposal stage to address how this will work for your scope of work can help in avoiding misunderstandings at the contract stage during which the sponsor may want to apply access and dissemination controls that are not congruent with these memos or our university policies.
Guidelines for Submitting Proposals to Sponsored ProjectsThis policy discusses the requirement to submit C&G proposals to Sponsored Projects for institutional review and the lead times for doing so.
FAQ - Guidelines for Submitting Proposals to Sponsored ProjectsThis FAQ was developed to help promote a better understanding of the Guidelines for Submitting Proposals to Sponsored Projects.
Stem Cell Research
Human Subjects Research
Research with Animal Subjects
Vertebrate Animals in Research and TeachingIt is the purpose of this policy to enumerate the specific requirements, roles and responsibilities for the use of live vertebrate animals in research, experimentation, biological testing, teaching, or for related purposes, hereinafter referred to as "Activities",in order to assure that any use of animals conforms to the ethical and humane standards for animal care and use, federal statutes and regulations, policies and guidelines; and applicable University policies and procedures.