In order to conduct ethical and responsible research every PI and his/her team has to follow policies and regulations.

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has a list of all current UA policies and procedures on their website. Please follow the link below for details.

OSP Policy and Procedures 

The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) is providing internal oversight on compliance relating to the performance of human and animal research, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct and export control. Further information on their work and resources can be found here:

Office of Research Compliance

If you have questions, contact the Capstone College of Nursing Liaison of the OSP and ORC offices, Lauren Calhoun

Conflict of Interest

Every researcher or anyone who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of federally funded research, regardless of his/her title or role on the project must submit a disclosure (Statement of Financial Interest) annually. September is the annual disclosure period. Please update your disclosure any time from September 1-30 at the link below.

UA Policy on Conflict of Interest/ Financial Disclosure

Conflict of Interest (COI) training is required once every 4 years and should be completed by each investigator prior to engaging in any research or sponsored activity related to a funded grant or contract (refer to Section III. D. of the Policy on Conflict of Interest). Training is offered through the CITI Program. Please log into your mybama Account and click on the CITI training program link under the research tab.

New Federal Guidelines (Uniform Guidance)

The Office of Management and Budget issued new guidelines  “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule” on December 26, 2013 (2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, et al.).  Per the OMB webpage this guidance “will supersede requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in 2 C.F.R. Parts 220, 225, 215, and 230); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up.”

You can read the full Uniform Guidance (effective date 26th December 2014): 2 CFR 200, Uniform Guidance (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards)

NIH released a “Frequently Asked Questions” website which answers common questions researches have regarding the implementation of those new rules.