Translational Research Policies

Policies

There are policies at all levels and units of our organization that might impact your work.  A quick guide to policies related to the performance of translational and clinical research are listed below.

Frequently Requested

Clinical Trial Billing  Policy #8008
Professional and Technical Fee Billing, Medicare Qualifying Clinical Trials, Investigational Devices & Clinical Device Trial Pre-Study Evaluations 
Conflict of Interest Policy #8010 & Policy #1049
Responsibilities, financial disclosure, outside employment, covered persons
The Annual Disclosure of Interest and Application for Authorization to Engage in Outside Professional Activity forms are located at: http://net.unmc.edu/rss/
Use & Transfer of Human Tissues  Policy #8013
Use and Transfer of tissue, blood products, serum, DNA & other biological materials or specimens.
Transporting Protected Health Information   Policy #6073
What must be protected and how  

Ethics

Code of Conduct Policy #8006
Professional and ethical conduct, compliance, reporting misconduct
Conflict of Interest Policy #8010
Responsibilities, financial disclosure, outside employment, covered persons
HIPAA Privacy & Security Policies and Procedures 
Research Integrity Policy #8003
Reporting research misconduct, protecting complainant and respondents, cooperation with inquiries, sequestration of research records
Use & Transfer of Human Tissues Policy #8013
Use and Transfer of tissue, blood products, serum, DNA & other biological materials or specimens.

Financial

Clinical Trial Billing

Policy #8008
Professional and Technical Fee Billing, Medicare Qualifying Clinical Trials, Investigational Devices & Clinical Device Trial Pre-Study Evaluations
Direct Cost Policy #6100
Allowed costs on grants from external sources
Facilities & Administration Costs (F&A) Policy #6101
Definition of F&A costs at UNMC, When F&A may be used
Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) SPAdmin Specific Policies and Procedures
Sponsored Project Cost Share Policy #6104
Cost sharing, allowable expenses, effort reporting, approval process

Human Resources

Outside Employment  Policy #1049
When outside employment may be considered
Volunteers Policy #6053
Non-Faculty volunteers, job shadowing, students

Operations

Computer Use & Electronic Information Security Policy #6051
Access, Misuse of information resources
Research Space Policy #6071
Assignment of research laboratory space
Transporting Protected Health Information  Policy #6073
What must be protected and how 

Safety

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure   Policy #2004
Exposure to Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as well as other potentially infectious bloodborne agents
Children in the Workplace Policy #2007
Visiting, working, restrictions
Latex Sensitivity Policy #2003
Prevention and Management of Latex Sensitivity
Shipping Hazardous Materials Policy #2002
Shipping of Dry Ice, Category A Infectious Substances affecting humans &/or animals, Category B Infectious Substances (biological substances), patient specimens and cultures
Waste Handling Policy # 2005
Biohazard Waste, Chemical & Hazardous Waste, Radioactive Waste, Recyclable Waste, Universal Waste

Privacy & Information Security
Privacy deals with protected health information (PHI) - how we use it and disclose it, and patient rights.

You must report all suspected privacy and information security violations to:

Privacy Officer
Sheila Wrobel
402-559-6767

Information Security Officer
Sharon Welna
402-559-2545

TNMC Policies


Policies specific to The Nebraska Medical Center can be found here
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