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.

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/Procedures/Requirements 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.