Policies and Guidelines

Here you’ll find Iowa State University policies and guidelines pertaining to research and intellectual property.

Developing a Proposal

Eligibility guidelines to serve as a principal investigator

ISU research objectives and responsibilities

Sponsored programs authority

Facilities and administrative costs policy

Guidelines for processing gifts and sponsored funding (PDF)

Contracts and grants: Negotiation and acceptance

Responsible Research Practices

Authorship guidance (PDF)

Humans — Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Animals — Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Biohazards — Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Investigator Handbook (PDF)

Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)

Responsible Conduct of Research training: Requirements for NSF and NIH

Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy (see also Conflicts of Interest and CommitmentOffice of the Senior Vice President and Provost)

Conflict of Interest (COI) management plan form (Word file)

Export controls: Limit the transfer of sensitive information, materials, and services

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones)

ISU research misconduct policy

What Every Researcher Should Know” (PDF)

Award Management

Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA)

Allowability: How to know if expenses are allowable

Fee-For-Service (FFS) operations: Producing and selling goods and/or services to ISU departments and/or external customers

Research participant payments

Reporting Responsibility – Violations

Intellectual Property, Material Transfer, and Confidential Disclosure Agreements

Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) resources

Flexible Solutions program for engaging industry in sponsored research

Related Areas

Recruit participants for your research projects

Use of Amazon Mechanical Turk® in Iowa State University research

Centers and Institutes

Applying the Board of Regents nepotism policy to VPR units

Iowa State University research and intellectual property policies

Iowa State University Environmental Health and Safety

Drones (non-ISU uses) proposed amendment