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Category 'Research and Intellectual Prop'
Policy TitleBrief Policy Statement
Animal Care and Use All research at Georgia State University (GSU) that involves animal subjects must be reviewed and approved in accordance with federal law and GSU policy.
Controlled Substances This Policy sets forth the primary requirements for the use of Controlled Substances in Research at Georgia State University (Georgia State).
Cost Sharing on Sponsored Projects Georgia State faculty assume a cost sharing commitment only when required by the sponsor or by the competitive nature of the award, and then are required to cost share only to the extent necessary to meet the specific requirements of the award.
Direct Cost Charging on Sponsored Projects Direct costs on sponsored projects must be allowable, allocable, and reasonable as per Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards
Financial Disclosures in Sponsored Projects
Human Subjects All research at Georgia State University (GSU) that involves human subjects must be reviewed and approved in accordance with federal law and GSU policy.
Indirect Cost Waiver It is Georgia State Universitys policy to apply the federally approved negotiated indirect costs rate (F&A rate) to all externally sponsored projects. However, in certain or limited circumstances, the Vice President for Research may approve a waiver or partial waiver of the F&A normally incurred by sponsored projects. The fiscal management of a sponsored project within the budget and funding limitations is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator/Project Director (PI/PD). However, GSU recognizes that many non-profit organizations and foundations have policies restricting use of their funds for F&A expenses. When the non-profit organization or foundation has a written policy limiting indirect cost recovery as a condition of an award, GSU will normally accept those requirements.
Individuals Under 18 years of age in Laboratories, Vivarium Facilities and Other Hazardous Areas This Policy sets forth the primary requirements for allowing persons age 17 years and
under to be present in laboratories, vivarium facilities and other hazardous areas at
Georgia State University.
Intellectual Property Provides for a fair and consistent procedure for defining intellectual property rights and the circumstances under which intellectual property is created determine ownership rights to such intellectual property. Establishes procedures for the disclosure, determination of interests, and management of intellectual property, and recognizes the rights of the creators of the intellectual property to financial benefits while safeguarding the rights of the University.
Offsite Use of Equipment Equipment that is assigned to an individual that may be utilized away from the normal institutional environment must be adequately controlled and be available for inventory. This equipment is the property of Georgia State University and must be used for University business only. Institutions should utilize an equipment control checkout form that records adequate information to indicate equipment location, individual responsible for the equipment, etc. This is required for insurance and for audit purposes.
Openness in Research The University is committed to the principle that research is to be conducted in an open and unrestricted manner.
Personnel Effort Reporting Georgia State University requires certification for effort expended on any sponsored project. For financial reporting purposes, Georgia State University also requires employees to estimate the proportion of their University-funded effort that is expended on research and instruction.
Postdoctoral Research Appointees Postdoctoral research scholars play an important role in the research function of the University. This policy clarifies the terms and conditions of their appointments, as well as the procedures for appointing different types of postdoctoral research scholars.
Principal Investigator/Project Director Eligibility Faculty holding full-time tenure track and full-time non-tenure track positions and staff holding full-time, non-temporary positions ("permanent full-time") are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators/Project Directors on Sponsored Projects. Others may be eligible under specific conditions.
Program Income on Sponsored Projects Guidelines regarding program income generated as a result of these activities under sponsored awards. Federal sponsors have documented in the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-110 (OMB Circular A-110) and the applicable Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) explicit processes to be used to identify, record, report, and monitor income that is generated during the project period. To be consistent in managing program income, Georgia State University extends the requirements to non-Federal sponsors.
Purchases Made Under Research Grants and Agreements (1-00-12.1) All purchases under contracts, grants, or agreements are subject to State of Georgia and Federal Purchasing Regulations, to Board of Regents of the University System of Georgias policies, and to Universitys policies. Expenditures for obligations incurred under contracts, grants, or agreements cannot be made for purposes other than those for which State funds can be expended, unless an exceptional type of expenditure is specifically authorized and stated by the donor or grantor as a requirement of the grant, contract or agreement.
Research and Scholarly Misconduct Faculty, staff, students, and visiting faculty should immediately report any evidence of misconduct in research or violations of research-related policies or regulations to the appropriate administrative officer.
Sponsored Project Proposal Approval All sponsored projects must be processed through the Office of Sponsored Programs
Subrecipient Monitoring When Georgia State University (GSU) receives an award from a sponsoring agency, it may become necessary to establish a subaward agreement with a subrecipient institution. GSUs Principal Investigator (PI) and administrators will monitor the activities of subrecipients to ensure that they are complying with the programmatic and financial terms of the subaward agreement. Monitoring responsibilities include general compliance and subrecipient audit compliance.