University Policies Affecting Research

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Most formal University policies affecting research and sponsored projects are first considered by the Research Committee of the Graduate Council and ultimately approved by the SIUC chancellor or president. Other research-related policies, principles, and guidelines listed below derive from broader University policy, from commonly accepted practices in sponsored project administration, and from government requirements.

Research integrity involves adherence to ethical standards in practices ranging from treatment of research subjects and supervision of employees to management of data and assignment of authorship. Many of these issues are covered by official policies and compliances, but many are not. All researchers have the obligation to carry out their University-sanctioned projects responsibly and to train their staff and students likewise. See our Responsible Conduct of Research page for guidance.