Policies and Guidance

Guidelines on Authorship and Acknowledgement

Determining authorship is an important component of upholding the integrity of the research and scholarly enterprise and serves as an explicit way of assigning responsibility and giving credit for intellectual work. Only by honestly reflecting the contribution of all members of the research team can there be sustained growth in the discipline and proper credit directed to scholars for their efforts.... Read more about Guidelines on Authorship and Acknowledgement

Faculty Disclosure Resources

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has updated faculty disclosure and intellectual property protection guidance for the research community as of May 2021. This information, along with FAQs, can be found on the OVPR website.

Principal Investigator Eligibility

PI and Co-PI Guidelines for FAS and SEAS Researchers and Staff

For each sponsored award, it is customary to designate one person as the project’s Principal Investigator. This is the person who will bear primary responsibility for the project’s design, execution, and oversight as well as for all financial, administrative, and compliance matters.

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Freedom of Information Act

Faculty or departments may receive Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from a federal agency.  Upon receipt of a written FOIA request, federal agencies are required to release the requested information unless it falls under one of nine exemptions listed in the Act.

Funded grant proposals and related information are included within the scope of information that can be requested through the FOIA process.  These requests are typically labeled very clearly as “FOIA” and are...

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Supplementing Stipends

Refer to the documents on this page for an outline of best practices approach for FAS and SEAS regarding questions around supplementing stipends or setting up a secondary appointment for work performed on sponsored awards as well as for a flow chart for determining whether a stipend should be supplemented.... Read more about Supplementing Stipends

Policies Relating to Research and Other Professional Activities Within and Outside the University

 

  1. With the acceptance of a full-time appointment in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, an individual makes a commitment to the University that is understood to be full-time in the most inclusive sense. Every member is expected to accord the University his or her primary professional loyalty, and to arrange outside obligations, financial interests, and activities so as not to conflict or interfere with this overriding... Read more about Policies Relating to Research and Other Professional Activities Within and Outside the University

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