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Research policies govern the administration of all IU research endeavors and the conduct of IU researchers. Topics include general research policies, and sponsored programs administration.

Research at IU is conducted with the highest regard for ethical and regulatory practices without consideration of the source of funding or sponsorship.

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IU Research Policies

Title Number Responsible Office

Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals in Research and Education

Provides guidelines that apply in all activities of IU where vertebrate animals are used in research/education regardless of the source(s) of support.

RP-11-001 Vice President for Research

Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

Details provisions for avoiding, disclosing, managing, and resolving financial conflicts of interest in University research and sponsored programs.

ACA-74 Office of the Vice President for Research

Establishment of Centers and Institutes

Establishes guidelines for establishing centers and institutes at IU.

RP-11-002 Office of the Vice President for Research

Reducing Text Messaging While Driving and Performing Work under Federal Grant or Contract

Defines the ban on texting while driving federally owned vehicles or any vehicle when performing work for or on behalf of the government.

RP-11-003 Office of Research Administration

Research with Human Subjects

Provides guidelines that meet and adhere to the highest ethical standards and all applicable laws and policies related to research with human subjects.

RP-11-004 Vice President for Research

Sponsored Research Programs: Internal Submission Deadlines

Establishes guidelines for proposal submission to the Office of Research Administration.

RP-11-005 Office of Research Administration, Office of the Vice President for Research

Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Policy

The NAGPRA statute was developed as a systematic process for determining the rights of lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to certain Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony with which they are affiliated. 

RP-11-006

Office of the NAGPRA Project 
VPR and IUB Office of the Vice Provost for Research

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Sponsored Programs Administration

Title Number Responsible Office

Change in Effort or Status of Principal Investigator or Other Key Personnel

Provides guidelines for timely and accurate payroll confirmation of IU faculty, staff, and students paid all or in part on sponsored program accounts.

SPA-11-001 Office of Research Administration

Cost Sharing on Sponsored Programs

Provides guidelines and the process for proposing, contributing, and reporting cost share on externally funded sponsored projects.

SPA-11-002 Office of Research Administration

Cost Transfers on Cost Reimbursable Grants and Contracts

Provides guidelines in the fiscal management of cost-reimbursable grants and contracts conducted at IU.

SPA-11-003 Office of Research Administration

Effort Certification under OMB-A21

Provides guidelines for effort certifications for IU faculty, staff, and students paid all or in part on sponsored program accounts.

SPA-11-004 Office of Research Administration

Effort Recertification under OMB-A21

Provides guidelines for effort recertifications for IU faculty, staff, and students paid all or in part on sponsored program accounts.

SPA-11-005 Office of Research Administration

Eligibility: Principal Investigator or Project Director

Establishes guidelines for notification of change in effort or status of a principal investigator or other key personnel of a sponsored program.

SPA-11-006 Office of Research Administration

Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Cost Policies

Provides direction for recovery of all program costs of grants and contracts by requiring that FA Costs are included in the proposed budgets.

SPA-11-007 Office of Research Administration

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Salary Limitation

Establishes guidelines for adhering to the NIH salary limitation and ensuring that cost share is correctly recorded on sponsored research accounts.

SPA-11-008 Office of Research Administration

Overdrafts, Bad Debts and Audit Disallowances on Sponsored Programs

Provides guidelines on the resolution of cost overdrafts and audit disallowances.

SPA-11-009 Office of Research Administration

Payments and Fee Remissions to Graduate Students on Sponsored Programs

Provides guidelines for payments and fee remissions to graduate sutdents from sponsored program accounts.

SPA-11-010 Office of Research Administration

Program Income on Sponsored Programs

Provides guidelines for the identification, documentation, expending and reporting of program income on sponsored programs.

SPA-11-011 Office of Research Administration

Residual Income on Fixed Price Sponsored Programs

Establishes guidelines for the transfer of residual income on fixed price awards from a sponsored account.

SPA-11-012 Office of Research Administration

Routing of Sponsored Programs Documents at Indiana University

Establishes guidelines for the proper routing of documents for sponsored projects.

SPA-11-018 Office of Research Administration

Signatory Authority and Legal Name for Sponsored Programs at Indiana University

Provides a process for proper authorization of sponsored program documents and to prevent unauthorized commitments of institutional resources.

SPA-11-013 Office of Research Administration

Sponsored Programs (Grant and Contracts) and Gifts: Definitions and Administration

Provides guidelines for fiscal management of sponsored programs and to meet federal, state, and regulatory requirements for the stewardship of funds.

SPA-11-014 Office of Research Administration

Summer Salary from Sponsored Program Accounts

Provides guidelines for the allowable summer salary rates on sponsored programs.

SPA-11-015 Office of Research Administration

Supplemental Pay

Establishes guidelines for the charging of supplemental pay to sponsored research accounts.

SPA-11-016 Office of Research Administration

Underwriting Grants and Contracts

Provides a process to establish an account prior to the formal receipt and acceptance of an award, executed contract, or award extension.

SPA-11-017 Office of Research Administration

Subrecipient Monitoring

Defines respective roles and responsibilities for Subrecipient Monitoring.

SPA-11-019 Office of Research Administration

Administrative and Clerical Salaries on Federal Sponsored Awards

Provides direction for when and how the salaries of administrative and clerical personnel required for the performance of a sponsored project may be charged as a direct cost to the sponsored award.

SPA-11-020 Office of Research Administration

Computing Devices on Federal Sponsored Awards

Provides direction for when and how the costs of computing devices required for the performance of a sponsored project may be charged as a direct cost to the sponsored project.

SPA-11-021 Office of Research Administration

Publication Costs on Federal Sponsored Awards

Provides direction regarding the timeframe for when the costs of publication or sharing of research results may be charged as a direct cost to sponsored projects.

SPA-11-022 Office of Research Administration

Visa Charges on Federal Sponsored Awards

Provides direction regarding the charging of visa charges as a direct cost to sponsored awards.

SPA-11-023 Office of Research Administration
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