Policies, Guidance and Forms

This section serves as an online library of the documents needed to effectively plan, conduct and carry out University research. Relevant policies, guidance and forms that support the services provided by the Offices of Research and Engagement can be found in this section. If you are not sure of the type of document you are looking for, you can view all documents listed alphabetically A-Z.

Types of Documents

  • Policy documents are issued by the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees or the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus and outline official University policies related to research.
  • Guidance documents describe procedures and provide guidelines for complying with University requirements related to research.
  • Forms are documents that researchers need to complete and submit as part of activities related to the conduct of University research.

Documents are organized by subject along with a brief description, and are linked to more detailed information and downloadable files where appropriate.