Policies & Guidelines
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.
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 4.2.8; page 75).
- Responsible Conduct of Research Policy
Policy and Training Instructions for the Responsible Conduct of Research in the College of Arts & Sciences.Research Ethics Presentation - Dr. Sarah Schaack, 2015
Time and Effort Reporting Policy
Certification of effort to document salaries charged to federally sponsored projects. Procedures document available here.
The following resources are provided as a general guide for the administration and management of external grants by Lewis & Clark faculty and staff.
- Grant Records Retention Guidelines
To be considered in conjunction with Institutional Policy and Schedule for Records Retention
- Guidelines for Grant-funded Travel
Material Transfer Agreements (forthcoming)
- NSF Awards: Reporting Sexual Harassment
- Working with Sub-recipients on Externally Funded Projects (forthcoming)