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Policies and Forms

Lewis & Clark has a commitment to our faculty, staff, and sponsors that includes adopting policies and procedures for educating research personnel and promoting the appropriate and responsible conduct of research. The following policies are based on Federal guidelines.

Relevant Policies

Alcohol and Drugs Policy Lewis & Clark’s policy on the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol.
Animal Care and Use in Research and Teaching All research involving live vertebrate animals must be approved by the College’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to initiation.
Conflict of Interest/Code of Ethics Policy Employees are prohibited from engaging in activities that conflict with the interest of the College.
Financial Conflict of Interest for Externally Funded Research Policy Policy and Training Plan covers financial conflicts that may arise as a result of federally funded research. FAQs
Institutional Biosafety Policy Policy provides for compliance with regulations concerning biosafety conducted at or sponsored by L&C. All research involving recombinant DNA and/or synthetic nucleic acid molecules must be approved by the College’s IBC prior to initiation. DURC organisms are expressly prohibited.
Intellectual Property  Policy Defines rights and responsibilities, and ownership of intellectual property.
Principal Investigator Eligibility Are you eligible to be a principal investigator on a grant application?
Research Integrity Policy

Assurance of Research Integrity (Faculty Handbook, Section 4.2.6).

Research Involving Human Subjects

All research involving human subjects must be approved by the College’s  IRB prior to initiation. (Faculty Handbook, Section 4.2.4)

Responsible Conduct of Research Policy

Policy and Training Plan for the Responsible Conduct of Research in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Research Ethics - Dr. Sarah Schaack, 2015

Time and Effort Reporting Policy Certification of effort to document salaries charged to federally sponsored projects.
Procedures document available here.



Pre-Award Forms

Internal Policy Review Form
Principal Investigators must comply with relevant federal requirements, award terms and conditions, and all applicable policies of Lewis & Clark. This form must be completed prior to submission of a proposal.
Preliminary Proposal Clearance Form
Complete this form for approval to submit a preliminary proposal for external consideration.
Grant Proposal Clearance Form
Complete this form and route internally with your proposal narrative, proposal budget, budget justification and completed Internal Policy Review Form, prior to submitting your proposal to a funder.
NIH PI Assurance Form Required with submissions to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Financial Interest Disclosure Form Financial Interest Disclosure for Externally Funded Research (pre-award).

Post-Award Forms

Grant Change Request Form
Complete this form if you anticipate the need to make any changes to your grant, including but not limited to changes to the budget or project aims and requesting a no-cost extension.
Grant Closeout Checklist
The grant administrator will work with the Principal Investigator to close out the grant.
Financial Interest Disclosure Form
Financial Interest Disclosure for Externally Funded Research (post-award annual update).
Time & Effort Reporting Form for Students
Each student who is working on a sponsored project must complete this form projecting their effort.
Invention Disclosure Form
Use this form to disclose an invention to the College


Relevant Lewis & Clark Committees

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Animals which are used for research or instructional purposes, their acquisition, care, use, and disposal must be in compliance with current federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Lewis & Clark’s Public Health Service (PHS) Assurance number is A4746-01.  

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Lewis & Clark Institutional Biosafety Committee oversees research involving recombinant DNA, synthetic nucleic acid molecules, and/or infectious agents/toxins performed at Lewis & Clark in order to protect the health and safety of employees and the public regarding such research.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Human Subjects Research Committee is a specially constituted review body established or designated to protect the welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in biomedical or behavioral research. Lewis & Clark’s Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number is FWA00013631.


Online Training Modules and Instructions

Lewis & Clark subscribes to online training modules through the CITI Program - Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative.  Training courses on the Responsible Conduct of Research, Human Subjects Research, Animal Care and Use, and Financial Conflict of Interest are available to all Lewis & Clark College faculty, staff, and students. Instructions for each course are linked below. 

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