Research and Financial Compliance Information

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Policy for all other federal agencies. Please sign the COI-A Form to signify no known conflict, or COI-B to signify a potential conflict of interest.

Financial Conflict of Interest policy (for NIH, NSF, or other sponsors that have adopted federal financial disclosure requirements)

Uniform Guidance Information

Property Rights

UW System policies relating to royalties, patents, or income apply to these grant programs and can be found in the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook. Questions regarding copyrights for the publication of books, laboratory manuals, etc. resulting from projects funded with UW-Superior funds should be addressed before the proposal is submitted for review. The WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc. was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) to promote, encourage, and aid scientific investigation and research throughout the Supporting basic research throughout the University of Wisconsin System Licensing technologies to industry for the benefit of the University System, the inventor, the licensee, and society as a whole.

For additional information about Wisys, please review the WiSys website at http://www.wisys.org or contact Arjun Sanga, Executive Director for WiSys, by phone at 608-316-4015 or by email at asanga@wisys.org.  On the UW-Superior campus, contact Julie O'Leary.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research: The current policy incorporates Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) tutorials.

Learn more about the Research Compliance Training.

Misconduct in Scientific Research policy

Human Subjects in Research

Projects involving human subjects in research must be approved by the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) before they are implemented. UW-Superior policies and procedures for the protection of human subjects have been established in accordance with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations (45 CFR Part 46, "Protection of Human Subjects," as amended) as well as state and university regulations to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects utilized in research projects. Any research project, either funded or unfunded, originated at or supported by the university, that involves human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects.

The Guide to the Preparation of proposals for Submission to the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, including the required protocol forms, is available online.

Researchers submitting proposals for review to the Institutional Review Board or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee are required to complete certain trainings through CITI prior to proposal submission.

Learn more about the Research Compliance Training.

Use of Animals in Research

Federal regulations require investigators to obtain approval of an animal use protocol by the Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee (IACUC) before commencing research using vertebrate animals. The IACUC oversees and reviews the care and treatment of animals in research facilities at least semiannually to evaluate compliance with Public Health Services Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

Researchers submitting proposals for review to the Institutional Review Board or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee are required to complete certain trainings through CITI prior to proposal submission.

Learn more about the Research Compliance Training.