The Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education develops and implements campus-wide research policy for UW–Madison. The impressive size of the UW–Madison research enterprise contributes to the decentralization of many research activities and services. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education proposes standard policies to guide the campus as it responds to changes in regulations and to assist in the cultivation of successful research administration.
This page provides quick access to UW-Madison research compliance, protocol training, and data stewardship policies, including information needed to safely and efficiently close out laboratory activities. Links to additional Safety-related training, managed by Environmental, Health and Safety, Division of Facilities, Planning, and Management, is also provided for your convenience. To learn more, including links to policies and more information, visit the Research Training Matrix.
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Research Policy and Compliance Responsibilities Assignments
For more information contact the Office of Research Compliance and Office of Research Policy and Integrity.
Everyone in the UW research community (Principal Investigators, research staff, animal caretakers, veterinarians, compliance staff) is an equal partner in the animal care programs. Polices for animal care use.
This policy document summarizes criteria that the university endorses for maintaining, remodeling and building animal facilities.
Assures that research are appropriately maintained, archived for a reasonable period of time, and available for review and use under the appropriate circumstances. The policy also provides for transfer of data in the event a research leaves UW–Madison.
This policy applies to drone operations in both indoor and exterior spaces and in connection with UW–Madison activities, whether occurring within the United States or internationally.
Each UW–Madison employee and student must determine how export controls might apply to their activities, and work cooperatively with the University management to ensure compliance.
Guidance regarding operation of outside organizations.
UW–Madison is committed to protecting the privacy and security of health information, as mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Policies for research projects involving human participants.
UW–Madison recommends IDPs for all postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, and requires IDPs for all postdoctoral researchers and graduate students supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.
Individual IACUCs may establish policies to meet unique aspects of their animal use program and require PIs in that school or college to abide by them.
Policies, guidelines, PI obligations, forms, and information on patents, disclosing an invention and royalties.
Laboratory closeout checklist including research materials, laboratory space and equipment, university data and materials, access control, and human resources and administration.
All UW employees must fully disclose all outside activities related to their institutional responsibilities. Check here to report outside activities related to your institutional responsibilities in research, teaching or outreach.
This form is for use by those individuals with a UW-Madison appointment who do not qualify for automatic principal investigator (PI) status for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research protocols.
PI status process for serving as a PI on a research protocol.
Management, policy, and guidance for the use of animals in research.
The University has policies for reporting and dealing with research misconduct and several ways for you to learn more about research ethics.
Environmental, Health and Safety, Division of Facilities, Planning, and Management oversees research safety by providing professional services and technical expertise to ensure the health and safety of people, buildings, and the natural environment.
Research and Sponsored Programs provides guidance on polices related to management of extramural funds.
Policies, guidelines, and resources.
Includes items produced in the course of conducting research at or under the auspices of UW-Madison, but does not include intellectual property.