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See Openness in Research.
RAAC Metrics Committee
RAAC Process Committee
RAAC Training Committee
Also see the Research Ethics & Compliance website for RAR due dates and regents meetings.
A Regental Action Request (RAR) is the university form used to request the U-M Board of Regents' approval for conflict of interest situations that meet the State of Michigan Contract Statute (also known as "statutory conflicts") for contracts directly or indirectly between the university and one of the university's employees.
RARs are drafted for initial COI review from the applicable COI Office and submitted through the Office of Vice President for Research by:
- ORSP (for sponsored research)
- TechTransfer (for intellectual property, U-M start-up companies, and material transfer agreements)
- U-M Procurement Services/Shared Services may also draft RARs for contracts where a U-M employee/or employee-owned company operates as a vendor with which the university may conduct business. These RARs are reviewed by and submitted through the U-M Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officers office.
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Sometimes called Reps & Certs or Certs & Reps. These required statements must accompany federal contracts & proposals, and which are completed by ORSP, usually at the proposal submission stage.
As part of most federal government sponsored projects proposals, an institutional offical is required to submit certain required information (assurances, certification, and representations). Learn more about the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 4.12—Representations and Certifications at http://www.acquisition.gov/.
- RAAC Minutes and Attachment 3.21.17
- RAAC Minutes and Attachments 10.17.17
- RAAC Minutes and Attachments 11.28.17
- RAAC Minutes and Attachments 2.21.17
- RAAC Minutes and Attachments 3.21.17
- RAAC Minutes and Attachments 4.18.17
- RAAC Minutes and Attachments 5.16.17
- RAAC Minutes and Attachments 6.20.17
- RAAC Minutes and Attachments 9.19.17
Our RAP/RAPid newsletters are used to inform faculty and staff of research-related funding opportunities, events, broad funding opportunities, news alerts, updates, as well as changes in policies and procedures related to grants and sponsored projects.
Non-tenured research faculty. See the Research Faculty web page for more information.
Parent term for federal, state, and university policies regarding responsible conduct of research, including policy and procedures relating to research misconduct
- 5 Ways Supervisors Can Promote Research Integrity Office of Research Integrity (ORI) infographic. Download and post in your unit or use as part of your unit's RCR training.
- Defining the Role of Author and Contributors ICMJE guideance that describes the importance of authorship and defines the basis for authorship and non-author contributors.
- Department of Defense Research Integrity and Misconduct (PDF, 2004)
- Department of Energy Includes a defintion of research misconduct under federal policy and links to policies and procedures
- Department of Labor Federal Register notice, Statement of policy on Research Misconduct (2003)
- Federal Policies - Research Misconduct
- iThenticate Flyer Flyer to post in units to advertise iThenticate availabilty for U-M faculty use
- iThenticate: U-M FAQ Frequently asked questions for the U-M pilot of iThenticate, a plagiarism detecction software applicaiton, for use by U-M faculty. Last updated: 03/09/2017
- IThenticate: U-M Pilot Introduction Presentation providing details about the multi-year pilot of iThenticate software for U-M faculty use.
- Montreal Statement on Research Integrity (PDF) Outlines the responsibilities of individuals and institutions when collaborating in cross-boundary research; builds upon the responsibilities defined in the Singapore Statement.
- NSF RCR Resources National Science Foundation web page with links to policy, FAQs, etc. regarding responsible conduct of research training for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF funds to conduct research.
- ORI: List of Federal Misconduct Policies The Public Health Service (PHS) Office of Research Integrity (ORI) maintains a list of links to the research misconduct policies for the following agencies: Health and Human Services (HHS), which includes PHS; National Science Foundation (NSF); Department of Transportation (DOT); Department of Veterans Affairs; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
- Policy Statement on the Integrity of Scholarship and Procedures for Investigating Allegations of Misconduct in the Pursuit of Scholarship and Research SPG 303.03. Includes a full description of the major types of misconduct activity and each step in U-M's scholarship and research misconduct procedures
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training
- Singapore Statement on Research Integrity Webiste outlining research integrity principles and responsibilities for the international research community; designed to foster global research integrity.
Human subjects often are paid a fee for their participation in research projects. Protocols for the use of human beings in research, teaching, or testing are reviewed and approved, according to federal, state and university policies. (See: Human Research Protection Program). For payment policies and details on paying subjects, see Standard Practice Guide 501.7-1. Also see the University's Human Subject Incentive Program (HSIP) at http://www.finance.umich.edu/treasury/hsip or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also: Human Subjects Incentives Program (HSIP).
- Paying research subjects: Human Subject Incentives Program (HSIP) Human subjects often are paid a fee for their participation in research projects. Protocols for the use of human beings in research, teaching, or testing are reviewed and approved, according to federal, state and university policies. (See: Human Research Protection Program). For payment policies and details on paying subjects, see Standard Practice Guide 501.7-1. Also see the University's Human Subject Incentive Program at http://www.finance.umich.edu/treasury/hsip or email email@example.com
Routine or commercial testing is a type of "Other Sponsored Activity." It generally involves repetitive, quantitative, non-experimental measurements under physically controlled conditions for which the data produced are expected to be within a pre-determined range of values or of reproducibility. University researchers may choose to conduct some testing if certain conditions apply.
Research Policies Committee. A subcommittee of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs that advises the U-M Office of Research (UMOR).
Research Performance Progress Report. Electronic system used by NIH and other federal agencies for progress reports.
- eResearch Job Aid - RPPR Review
- NIH's Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Guide A link to the current NIH and Other PHS Agency Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Instruction Guide, and other instructional resources.
For the agencies that have adopted them, RTCs provide a common set of rules for implementing the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
These RTCs are maintained on the National Science Foundation (NSF) website: