Research – OSPR Policies

Interim Research Policy during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency - March 11, 2020

Safe-guarding the health, safety and well-being of the entire University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) community is our most important objective. Thus, OSPR will err on the side of caution and work with all students, staff and faculty to ensure the continuity of their sponsored programs or research. OSPR will coordinate all responses to funding agencies, e.g., federal, state, local, foundational or private, on behalf of researchers at ULM. To the extent possible, research should be conducted off-campus and/or on-line.

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RE001.1 Scientific Research Misconduct Policy - July 31, 2017

The University is strongly committed to and will vigorously protect the rights and monitor the treatment of individuals who bring allegations of misconduct or of an inadequate institutional response thereto, and those who cooperate in inquiries or investigations. This policy indicates the extent to which ULM takes its obligation to protecting whistleblowers.

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RE002.1 Indirect Cost Return and Use Policy - July 1, 2019

The Indirect Cost Return and Use Policy establishes guidelines for the allocation and use of indirect costs.

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RE003.1 Patent Payment and Distribution of Royalties Policy - January 1, 2020

The University of Louisiana Monroe’s (ULM) Patent Payment and Distribution of Royalties Policy defines how royalty payments will be distributed by the university.

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RE004.1 Intellectual Property Policy - January 1, 2020

The University of Louisiana Monroe’s (ULM) Intellectual Property Policy defines how the university fosters a research environment conducive to inventor(s), whether faculty or staff members, to develop new products, designs or processes that have a commercial value and follow any and all federal regulations.

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RE005.1 Cost Share and Matching Funds Policy - January 1, 2020

The University of Louisiana Monroe’s (ULM) Cost Share and Matching Funds Policy defines how proposed cost share and matching commitments are reviewed and approved.

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RE006.1 Early Stage Investigator Grants Program Policy - January 1, 2020

The University of Louisiana Monroe’s (ULM) Early Stage Investigator Grants Program Policy seeks to foster creative discoveries and innovative research that will promote growth, stability, and diversity of the research capacity of ULM and the state’s workforce.

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Biosafety - July 1, 2013

This policy serves as guidance for proposing, approving, handling, storage, disposal, and documenting biosafety compliance. The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged with the oversight of recombinant DNA, pathogens, toxins, toxicants and carcinogens and to ensure that ULM complies with all federal and state regulations.

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Export Control Policy - October 13, 2008

Policy and procedures are established to assure that the University of Louisiana at Monroe adheres to federal export control laws.

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Financial Conflict of Interest for NSF-, NIH-, and PHS-Sponsored Projects - August 24, 2012

The purpose of this interim policy for Financial Conflict of Interest for NSF-, NIH-, and PHS-sponsored projects is to ensure that all individuals affiliated with the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM), participating in research activities funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) or Public Health Service (PHS includes NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other agencies), are familiar and comply with the federal regulations on Objectivity in Research, and that ULM meets all requirements to ensure its continued eligibility to receive grants and contracts from these agencies. Failure to comply with this policy can jeopardize continued or future funding from these agencies.

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Financial Conflict of Interest Policy- October 13, 2008

A guide for faculty and staff members to properly structure their relationships with industry and other outside ventures given their position responsibilities.

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Gift vs Sponsored Program Policy - October 13, 2008

A guide for faculty and staff members to clarify the distinction between gifts and sponsored programs.

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Human Subjects Protection Policy - October 13, 2008

Establishes policies, procedures, and responsibilities associated with research that involves the use of human subjects. Particular attention is paid to the Institutional Review Board.

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Proposal Review and Approval Policy - October 13, 2008

Establishes the policy, procedures, and responsibilities related to the submission of sponsored program proposals.

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Salary Recovery Incentive Program - July 1, 2013

As an incentive/financial support, the university will transfer general funds made available by the secured extramural funding allocated for faculty/staff release time (salary release) to the employee's college.

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Salary Release from Sponsored Program - July 1, 2013

Faculty/Staff salary payment to the university through extramural funding (from awards made to the university by a sponsored program - agencies and third parties - for research, instruction, or public service projects) in order to partially release the employee from university responsibilities (research, teaching, service, or administrative duties) so that the employee member can spend this portion of their time and effort on the awarded research/project.

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Time and Effort Reporting - July 1, 2013

For every reporting period, ULM employees must report time spent on research/project for sponsored program and any other ULM responsibilities (teaching, services, administration, other). Employees affirmation that s/he indeed actually worked the amount of time promised in the awarded proposal of a sponsored program by documenting effort on the University Time and Effort Report as required by Federal law.

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