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Ward, Winona; Strong, Carolyn – Research Management Review, 2016
The most difficult aspect of financial conflict of interest (FCOI) and compliance with federal regulations involves the assessment and management of identified FCOIs. While some federal agencies provide examples of the structure and content of management plans, it is up to institutions to evaluate FCOI to determine whether and how research may be…
Descriptors: Conflict of Interest, Money Management, Research Administration, Disclosure
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Hickson, Lorraine – Research Management Review, 2016
Conflict of interest is heavily intertwined with research. The purpose of this study was to examine the literature and regulations in order to describe efforts required to properly monitor and disclose conflict of interest as researchers become steadily involved in innovation and discovery. The public assumes that when a conflict is disclosed, it…
Descriptors: Conflict of Interest, Disclosure, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Educational Researchers
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Whitaker, Ashley E. – Research Management Review, 2015
Effort-reporting compliance at higher education institutions was examined to discern best practices from those that would recommend their effort-reporting process. Data were derived from a survey of effort administrators--the research administrators responsible for the effort-reporting compliance program at their respective higher education…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Higher Education, Best Practices, Educational Administration
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Oder, Karl; Pittman, Stephanie – Research Management Review, 2015
Companies purchase computer systems to make their processes more efficient through automation. Some academic medical centers (AMC) have purchased computer systems for their institutional review boards (IRB) to increase efficiency and compliance with regulations. IRB computer systems are expensive to purchase, deploy, and maintain. An AMC should…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Compliance (Legal), Cost Effectiveness, Automation
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Adkins, Andrea; McClellan, Tammie; Miner, John – Research Management Review, 2013
Academic institutions modified their financial conflict of interest policies (FCOI) in response to the Public Health Service's (PHS) 2011 revised regulations (42 CFR 50 Subpart F) on "Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research and Responsible Prospective Contractors" (45 CFR 94), which were to go into effect on…
Descriptors: Conflict of Interest, Financial Policy, College Administration, Program Implementation
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Ferreira, William F. – Research Management Review, 2011
Federal sponsorship of collaboration between academic institutions and industry is on the rise. Many government programs emphasize cooperation between universities and the commercial sector as a means to merge basic and applied research, promote economic development, and enhance knowledge dissemination. The intersection between academia and…
Descriptors: Accounting, Cooperation, Grants, Industry
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Kenney, Robert J., Jr. – Research Management Review, 2004
This commentary makes the case for a re-examination of certain existing guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding reimbursement of salary costs under NIH grants. The settlement earlier this year involving salary costs and effort reporting at Northwestern University has…
Descriptors: Universities, Court Litigation, Compensation (Remuneration), Grants
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Seligman, Richard P. – Research Management Review, 2000
Examines the concept of cost sharing between grantor agencies and grantee institutions and identifies problems encountered, including use of cost sharing to leverage funds by both funding agencies and grantee institutions; and various grantee institution costing, accounting, and auditing issues, such as effort reporting, the Cost Accounting…
Descriptors: Accounting, Agencies, Change Strategies, Compliance (Legal)
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Kamerer, Jack; Wasserman, Sarah – Research Management Review, 2000
Discussion of cost sharing in the government-university relationship focuses on the controversial idea that adding a "factor" for voluntary cost sharing in the rate base for facilities and administration and rationalizing the assignment of space to functions could simplify rate negotiation, decrease record-keeping burdens, and avoid…
Descriptors: Accounting, Compliance (Legal), Contracts, Federal Aid
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Dummer, George H. – Research Management Review, 1995
The ways in which accountability issues have affected federal-university relationships, particularly in the area of academic research, are examined. Lessons university administrators have learned since issuance of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-21 in 1958, Congressional hearings on the operations of the National Institutes of Health…
Descriptors: Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Disclosure, Educational History
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Wilson, Thomas E. – Research Management Review, 1997
Looks at how universities can monitor relationships that researchers and their families have with industrial partners, and how the institution can manage resulting conflicts, based on Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation regulations issued in July 1995. Discusses definition of conflict of interest, and…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Compliance (Legal), Conflict of Interest, Conflict Resolution
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May, Terry A. – Research Management Review, 1997
Summarizes and compares Public Health Service rules and National Science Foundation policy concerning conflict of interest in research projects, and describes how large research universities have implemented them and developed appropriate conforming documents for disclosure and reporting purposes. Also discusses institutional considerations and…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Compliance (Legal), Conflict of Interest, Conflict Resolution