Policies that effect Research at UNMC involve employee and workplace safety, financial and regulatory compliance, and research subject protection.  There are policies at all levels and units of our organization that might impact your work.  A partial listing of relevant policies has been grouped here; a complete catalog of UNMC policies can be found on the UMMC Policies and Procedures Wiki.



Code of Conduct  Policy #8006
Professional and ethical conduct, compliance, reporting misconduct
Conflict of Interest Policy #8010
Responsibilities, financial disclosure, outside employment, covered persons
Research Integrity Policy #8003
Reporting research misconduct, protecting complainant and respondents, cooperation with inquiries, sequestration of research records
Use of Human Anatomical Material Policy #8007
Procurement and use of human anatomical material, definition of, disposal of
 Use & Transfer of Human Tissues  Policy #8013
Use and Transfer of tissue, blood products, serum, DNA & other biological materials or specimens.


Clinical Trial Billing

 Policy #8008
Professional and Technical Fee Billing, Medicare Qualifying Clinical Trials, Investigational Devices & Clinical Device Trial Pre-Study Evaluations

Cost Transfer

Policy #6106
Transfers of direct costs to sponsored accounts, explanations and justifications for cost transfers
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
Institutional Base Salary Policy #6102
Budgeting and expensing of salaries on sponsored projects
Inventions & Discoveries Board of Regents Bylaw 3.10
Ownership & commercialization of inventions & discoveries
Intellectual Property Board of Regents Policy 4.4.1
Ownership of Intellectual Property
Patent & Technology Transfer Board of Regents Policy 4.4.2
Patent & Technology Transfer Policy 
Royalty & Equity Distribution  Policy #7001
Royalty and Equity Distribution
Service Centers Policy #6107
Service centers, core facilities, rate setting, billing for services, capital equipment
Sponsored Project Cost Share Policy #6104
Cost sharing, allowable expenses, effort reporting, approval process

Human Resources

Employee Separation Policy #1006
Disposition of research equipment
Volunteers Policy #6053
Non-Faculty volunteers, job shadowing, students


Computer Use & Electronic Information Security Policy #6051
Access, Misuse of information resources
Equipment Transfer, Surplus, and Sale  Policy #3000
Control of Capital Assets, Disposal disposal of Research Equipment 
Export Control 
Export Control Review Form
Policy #8005
Shipment of any chemical, biological or radioactive material outside of the United States
Research Space Policy #6071
Assignment of research laboratory space


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

Live Green Home

What types of lab plastic are recyclable on campus?
UNMC recycles plastics 1-6, which include plastic from labs. Plastics that have been used with biohazardous materials cannot be recycled and must be disposed of as biohazard waste (red bag/bin). 

Please make sure that all other lab plastic is generally clean.  

Petri dishes with plastic numbers 1-6 can be recycled but they cannot contain agar/media and need to be rinsed if they will have an odor.

Policy Statement
UNMC policies exist because they are required, as policy, by:

a regulatory agency, commission, or accrediting body,
federal, state, or local statute,
regental or executive action,
campus-wide UNMC decision concerning everyone’s obligations and boundaries within UNMC.

Policies are effective when they are well promulgated by various means and when those affected by them:

can understand their origins and rationale,
can easily comprehend them,
can easily comply with them.

Draft policies at UNMC are submitted to the Policy and Procedure Coordinator, who manages the process and seeks review by contacts in each UNMC unit before final approval and signature.