Research Policies

UNMC Research Related Policies

 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
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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
Contract Signature Authority Executive Memorandum #13
Who can sign agreements for contracted research 
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  

Human Resources

Employee Separation Policy #1006
Disposition of research equipment
Faculty Member Transfer - Equipment Status Policy #3000
Describes how decisions on equipment transfer are made
Volunteers Policy #6053
Non-Faculty volunteers, job shadowing, students
International Projects & Travel  

International Projects & Travel

International Travel

Policy: UNMC adheres to the University of Nebraska System policy outlined in Executive Memorandum No. 25

All university-sponsored internation travel must proceed through the process outlined in the Office of Global Engagement's International Travel Requirements. Faculty & staff must submit their travel request through Concur. Additional travel resources are available.

International Research Policy

Policy #8014
Research performed at an international institution requires prior permission and the submission of the International Project Questionnaire to the Compliance Officer, the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Vice Chancellor of Business & Finance

Export Control Policy
NuRamp Export Control Forms
Policy #8005
Export regulations apply to: international travel, shipping, visiting scholars & graduate students, research activities (including grants, contracts, & cooperative agreements)  Contact the Export Control Compliance Officer for information.
Disclosure of Foreign Collaboration NIH and the biomedical research enterprise have a long history of International collaborations with rules of engagement that allow science to advance while also protecting intellectual capital and proprietary information of the participating countries. These rules of engagement also are designed to limit bias in the design, conduct, and reporting of NIH-supported research. NIH policy Read UNMC quick tips sheet
Transporting Research Materials Internationally

Policy #8005
Hazardous Material/Dangerous Goods Shipping Plan. Forms and processes are available on the Export Control website.

NIH Public Access Policy  

To advance science and improve human health, NIH makes the peer-reviewed articles it funds publicly available on PubMed Central. The NIH public access policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication. [more

Staying in Compliance Brochure

Improper Influence - foreign and domestic  

Federal agencies continue to evolve the disclosure requirements designed to mitigate improper influence in federally funded research, with particular attention to disclosures regarding foreign involvement.  Currently, the changes below apply only to the National Institutes of Health.

All PIs and all Department Administrators involved in research administration should review Notice No. NOT-OD-21-073, along with the documents below, to begin understanding the new requirements:

Click here for full details on policies impacting NIH applications.



Computer Use & Electronic Information Security Policy #6051
Access, Misuse of information resources
Encrypting Flash Drives All mobile devices (including flash drives) are to be encrypted.
Equipment Transfer, Surplus, & Sale Policy #3000
Control of Capital Assets, Disposal disposal of Research Equipment 
Faculty Departure Checklist required checklist for data and specimen transfer, closure of sponsored projects, and regulatory protocols
Faculty Member Transfer - Equipment Status Policy #3000
Describes how decisions are reached for the determination of what equipment may be transferred 
Export Control
NuRamp Export Control 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