University of Vermont

Office of Technology Commercialization

Policies & Guidelines

For your convenience, we have listed below policies and guidelines that may be useful to you. These resources are available through the UVM websites noted in each category:


Sponsored Project Administration (SPA)

The following policy and guideline documents are available at Sponsored Project Administration (SPA).

General UVM Policies
  • Intellectual Property Policy: Includes IP protection, ownership, and licensing policies.
  • Sponsored Programs Policy Manual
  • Access to and Retention of Data Policy
  • Conflict of Interest In Research and Scholarly Activity Policy
  • Human Subjects Research Policies
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Policies
  • Standard Terms and Conditions for Industrial Contracts
  • University Alleged Misconduct in Research and Other Scholarly Activities
  • Searchable Index of University Policies, Procedures and Guidelines (PPG)
Conflict of Interest Policies
  • Policy on Related Significant Financial Interest in Research and Scholarly Activity
  • General Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Contract Approval and Signatory Authority Policy
  • IRB Policy Regarding Investigator Financial Interest
Proposal Submission Guidelines
  • Proposal Submission Instructions
  • Guidelines for Including a Subaward in a Proposal
  • Grant Writing Resources
  • Sponsored Programs Manual
  • Forms
  • Frequently Requested Information
  • Contracting with Industry
  • Library Services
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Human Research

The following policy and guideline documents are available at the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

Federal Regulations
  • Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (OHRP, DHHS 45 CFR 46)
  • FDA Regulations on Protection of Human Subjects
Federal Guidance
  • OHRP Guidebook
  • FDA Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE) Manual
  • FDA IRB Guidance
  • FDA Frequently Asked Questions on Drug Development and New Drug Applications
  • FDA Guidance on IND Exemptions for Studies of Approved Drugs for Treatment of Cancer
Ethics Documents
  • Belmont Report
  • Declaration of Helsinki
  • Nuremberg Code

Animal Research

The following policy and guideline documents are available at the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

  • Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, 1996, National Research Council
  • PHS-OPRR Policy on Humane Care & Use of Laboratory Animals
  • AVMA Report of the Panel on Euthanasia
  • ARENA/OPRR Institutional Animal Care and Use Guidebook

Biosafety

The following policy and guideline documents are available at the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

Federal
  • Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC)
  • Office of Biotechnology Activities
  • NIH Guidelines
  • Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
University
  • Biosafety Cabinets
  • Infectious Agents
  • Recombinant DNA
  • Biowaste FAQs

Environmental Safety

The following policy and guideline documents are available at UVM Environmental Safety.

  • Training
  • Chemical Safety
  • Biosafety
  • Ordering Chemicals
  • Waste Disposal
  • Compliance Support
  • Changing Labs
  • Emergency Planning
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