For additional information, please also refer to:
- University of Iowa Policy Manual
- Access to Research Information - UI Policy Manual policy for public access to research information.
- Administrative Surveys and Questionnaires - UI Policy Manual policy on the use of surveys and questionnaires in research.
- Advance Accounts - If your grant or contract will be awarded soon, you can request an advance account and purchase items in advance of the award date.
- Animal Subjects - Procedures and regulations for the use of vertebrate animals in research.
- Charging Facilities and Adminitrative (F&A) Costs to Grants and Contracts
- Conflict of Interest / Financial Disclosure
- Federal regulations and UI policy require the disclosure and management of any conflict of interest related to sponsored programs. Click here to find out what must be disclosed.
- A financial conflict of interest may arise when an investigator has a significant financial interest that may compromise -- or have the appearance of compromising -- his or her professional judgment in the design, conduct, or reporting of research. Per Federal regulations and University policies, investigators must disclose and manage actual or apparent conflicts of interests in relation to any sponsored project. Note that such conflicts must be disclosed at the proposal stage. The Division of Sponsored Programs is unable to forward an application until/unless all potential financial conflicts of interest have been disclosed.
- Sponsored project-related COIs are disclosed to the UI Conflict of Interest in Research office. Full information on COI definitions as well as disclosure forms and procedures are available through the COI in Research website.
Information on the UI Conflict of Interest policy is available through the UI Conflict of Interest in Research Office website at http://coi.research.uiowa.edu. Questions on the eCOI certification/disclosure process should be directed to the UI’s Conflict of Interest in Research Staff:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 319-353-3052 or 319-384-4256
- Corporate and Industry Sponsored Projects Policy - Governing policy for the management of corporate and industry sponsored projects.
- Cost Sharing Policy and Procedure Statement - UI policy regarding cost shared expenditures.
- Cost Sharing Request Form - Forms and procedures to request equipment and non-equipment cost sharing from the Vice President for Research.
- Costing for Animals without Active IACUC Approval - Policy & Guidelines
- Employment on Grants and Contracts Administered by the University of Iowa - See section 17.17.(4) of the UI Policy Manual for policies governing the employment of UI faculty and staff on externally funded projects.
- Environmental Health & Safety Office
- Office of Institutional Equity - Information on equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity policies at the University of Iowa
- Ethics in Research - UI Policy Manual policy on ethics in research.
- Graduate Assistant Tuition Scholarship Policy - Information on charging graduate assistant tuition to sponsored projects.
- Guidelines for Defining, Requesting, and Receiving Gifts and Sponsored Project Funding - A set of guidelines for defining and distinguishing the two major types of external support: Gifts, and Sponsored Project Funding. *Updated 2016
- Human Subjects - Procedures and regulations for the use of human subjects in research.
- Institutional Nominations - The UI's procedure for choosing institutional nominees for grant competitions which limit the number of applicants from a single institution.
- Intellectual Property Policy - UI Policy Manual policy on the ownership of intellectual property.
- Limited Submissions - The UI's procedure for choosing institutional nominees for grant competitions which limit the number of applicants from a single institution
- Patent Policy - UI Policy Manual policy on the ownership of ideas, inventions, and discoveries resulting from the activities of UI faculty, staff, and students.
- Proposal Preparation and Submission: Roles and Responsibilities - An outline of the respective responsibilities assigned the PI, Department, College, and Division of Sponsored Programs in the proposal preparation and submission process.
- rDNA - Compliance procedures for the use of recombinant DNA molecules and the organisms/viruses that contain them.
- Recharge Center Policy, Procedures and Instructions - Recharge Centers are established for the purpose of providing goods and services to University customers. These policies describe the process for establishing and operating recharge centers.
- Research Suitability - UI Policy Manual principles for determining the suitability of research conducted at the UI.
- Routing Policy
- Space/Renovations Procedures - Information sheet for research programs requiring renovations and/or additional space.
- Suitability to Interact with Minors - Information to make determinations of suitability before covered individuals may interact with participating minors.
- Supplemental (Extra) Compensation - UI Policy Manual policy on supplemental compensation of UI employees..
- Who can be a principal investigator?
University of Iowa policy permits regular faculty, qualified professional & scientific staff, postdoctoral fellows, and, in some cases, graduate students to serve as a Principal Investigator. Retired, Adjunct and Visiting faculty are eligible with the permission of the departmental executive officer, collegiate dean, and Vice President for Research.
Additional information and the webform to request approval for Retired, Adjunct and Visiting faculty to serve as Principal Investigator, can be found here.
The following clarifications of that policy relate to research conducted by individuals who are not members of the faculty:
- As is the case for research conducted by faculty, research undertaken by non-faculty members must be conducted within an established unit of the University. The unit executive must be willing to certify that the proposed research fits within the goals of the unit or the sub-unit conducting such research.
- The unit executive must make clear to the proposer that there is no guarantee of University salary support beyond the termination of the proposed grant or contract.
- The proposal will be subject to the usual departmental, collegiate, and central routing requirements applied to faculty proposals.
- Graduate Students may be eligible to serve as Principal Investigator on dissertation grants, research fellowships, and similar types of sponsored projects, provided (a) the project sponsor considers the student to be the PI; and (b) the project includes a formally designated mentor meeting the eligibility guidelines described above.
- UI Centers Policy
- The Board of Regents recently updated their Centers and Institutes policy.
- The Office of the Provost must be notified if any project seeks recognition as a center. If you have questions about creating a new center at the University of Iowa or have general questions about the Centers and Institutes policy please contact the Provost Office by telephone at: (319) 335-3565, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.