Policy and Guidance


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Whistleblower Guidance
Summary of Guidance
UMCES Guidance for the Communication of Suspected Unethical or Illegal Conduct

Fly America Act Guidance
Fly America Guidance
Fly America Flow Chart
Fly America Waiver Checklist

Guidance by Country:
   European Union, Norway, and Iceland

Animal Use in Research (IACUC)
UMCES Policy follows the standards and regulations established by Public Health Service (PHS) Policies and requirements of the Federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and the Federal regulations established by the USDA to enforce the AWA.

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) is responsible for monitoring institutional compliance with PHS policy and guidelines. The two documents primarily relied on for determining compliance are the  PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, published by the National Research Council.

OLAW also created the following brochure to inform PIs of their compliance responsibilities under the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals Brochure

Also see the OLAW Tutorial: PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee)

Human Subjects in Research and the IRB
Federal regulations and USM and UMCES policies require protection of the rights and welfare of human participants in research.
UMCES Compliance in brief   
UMCES Policy on Human Subjects in Research
DHHS Guidance on Human Subject Protection and Financial Relationships & Interests

Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment
Policy on Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment
Addendum to COI policy for NIH funded projects
Procedures on Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form for Research or Development
Annual Report of Consulting & Outside Professional Activities 
FAQ's on Annual Report of Consulting & Outside Activities  
Overview of UMCES COI/COC Policy and Procedures  
UMCES Guidance on Consulting  
USM Policy on Employment of Members of the Same Family (Nepotism)

Responsible Conduct of Research
Main RCR Page
UMCES Training Plan
NSF RCR Resources Page
NIH Update on RCR: NOT-OD-10-019

Effort Reporting
Effort Reporting Procedures
Effort Reporting Certification

Export Control
Main Export Control Page
Export Control Decision Flowchart
Export Control Flowchart Key Terms and Concepts
Definitions and Commonly Used Phrases
Export Control Attachment for Cayuse

Cost Sharing
UMCES Cost Sharing Guidance in Brief

Consolidated Policies
 USM/UMCES Policies


Flow Charts