All Policies, Guidance and Forms

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Name Description
Access Request - Contingent Worker Employee
2 CFR Uniform Guidance
Access/Change Request - Current Permanent Employee
Activities Involving Human Subjects Research
Additional Compensation on Sponsored Projects
Additional Faculty Compensation Policy
Adjuvants Use in Research
Administrative Cost Policy
Administrative Stipends Changed to Federal Grants and Contracts
Advertising and Subject Recruitment
Agricultural Guide
AHA Guidance Document
Amphibian Eggs and Oocytes
Anesthesia/Surgery Record
Anesthesia/Surgery Record - Aquatics
Animal Cage Card Form
Animal Order Request Form (non-Rodent or Rabbit)
Animal Order Request Form (Rodents & Rabbits)
Animal Ordering Procedure
Animal Protocol Transfer Form
Animal Welfare (OLAW) Assurance
Assent Form for Adults with Cognitive Impairments
Assent Form for Children aged 7-12
Assent Form for Older Children/Young Adults Aged 13+
Assent Guidance for Minors
Audio Recordings of Research Participants
Authority/Attending Veterinarian
Award Workflow Chart
AY Salary and Summer Ad Comp
AY Salary Recovery and Summer Ad Comp
Baystate and UMass Collaborative Human Subjects Form
Baystate Collaborative Research/IRB Review
Biohazardous Materials in Research and Instruction
Biological Materials Used in Rodents
Biological Specimens & Private Information
Biosafety - IBC Administrative Policies and Procedures
Cannabis - Legal Alert for the OGC
Cell Line PCR Submission
Certificates of Confidentiality Tip Sheet
Chancellor's Memo on Export Control
Changes to the Continuing Review Procedures
Changes to the Exempt Categories
Changes to the Informed Consent
Classroom Research Projects and the IRB
Close Requests
College and University Rate Agreement
Compensation for Certain Additional Professional Services
Conflict of Interest (COI) -Outline of Guidance Principles for Faculty on COI
Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure Statement - Intellectual Property and Commercial Ventures
Conflict of Interest (COI) Law for State Employees
Conflict of Interest (COI) Policies (UMass Amherst) - Overview
Conflict of Interest (COI) Relating to Intellectual Property and Commercial Ventures
Conflict of Interest (COI/FCOI) UMass Policy for Promoting Objectivity in Biomedical Research
Contingent Worker Form
Cost Share Request Form - AY Faculty Salary
Cost Sharing Policy 1998
Cost Transfer Policy
Counseling Resources Guidance
Data Monitoring
Data Ownership, Retention, and Access at UMass Amherst
Data Use Agreements
Debriefing Form - Deception
Debriefing Form - General
Debriefing Process Guidance
Determination of Human Subject Research Form
Determining Whether IRB Review is Required for an Activity
Diet Control in Behavioral Animal Studies
Disclosure of Research Results
Disinfectants - NIH Recommendations
DOE Guidance Document
Drug-Free Workplace Policy Agreement
Dual Use - Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research
Education Research Settings
Effort Reporting - Related Documents
Effort Reporting Policies Guidance
Effort Reporting Video Slides
Ethnographic Research
Euthanasia of Animals - AVMA Guidelines
Euthanasia of Neonates
Euthanasia of Rodents by CO2
Euthanasia Request Form
Euthanasia-CD Policy
Exemptions in Openness in Research
Expiration dates for materials used in animals
Export Control and Universities: Information and Case Studies
Export Control Compliance Guidelines - UMass Amherst
Export Control: "Don't Let This Happen to You!"
Extra Credit for Participating in Research
Fabricated Equipment Checklist
Fabricated Equipment Guidance (FAQs)
Fabricated Equipment Policy
Fact Sheet
Faculty Consulting and Outside Activities (Amherst & Boston)
Five-Day Proposal Submission Procedure Overview
Focus Group Research
Fringe Rate Agreement
Fundamental Research Decision Tree
Genotyping Mice and Rats
Grant/Contract vs. Gift
Grants, Contracts and Cooperative Agreements for Sponsored Programs
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Guillotine Use and Maintenance
Hemp - Legal Alert for the OGC
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Rule
HIPAA Authorization Template
Human Body Fluids Precautions Policy
Human Subjects COI Guidelines - UMass Medical School
Human Subjects COI Guidelines - UMass President's office
Human Subjects Research Policy
IACUC Policy on Collaborative Work
Implementing the NIH COI Final Rule
Important NIH Announcements January 2016
Indirect Cost Calculation as Percentage of Total Project Costs
Indirect Cost Waiver/Reduction
Industry Funding Contract Signatory Authority Matrix
Informed Consent Template - Complex Biomedical - Revised
Informed Consent Template - Focus Group - Revised
Informed Consent Template - General - Revised
Informed Consent Template - iDXA
Informed Consent Template - International Affective Picture System (IAPS) - Revised
Informed Consent Template - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Revised
Informed Consent Template - Muscle Biopsy - Revised
Informed Consent Template - Online Survey - Revised
Informed Consent Template - Paper Survey Consent Paragraph
Informed Consent Template - Sensitive Topics - Revised
Informed Consent Template - Short Version of Written Consent
Informed Consent Template - Subject Recruitment Database
Informed Consent Template - Video Use - Revised
Informed Consent Template - VO2 Max - Revised
Institutional Chemical Safety Committee Policy and Procedures
Intellectual Property Policy
International Affective Picture System (IAPs)
JIT Other Support Example
Late Proposal Approval Request Form
Mandatory Reporting
Marijuana - Legal Alert from OGC
Minimum Effort on Sponsored Projects
Misconduct in Research & Scholarly Activities - UMass Procedures
Mouse Breeding Policy
MTurk Guidance
NASA Guidance Document
Needle and Syringe Use
NEW - Photography of Research Animals
NEW - Zebrafish and Xenopus Use and Reporting
New and Revised Definitions
New Organization (i.e. Subcontractor) Request Form
NIH - Managing Effort
NIH Guidance Document
NIH Just-In-Time Process at UMass (JIT)
NIH Public Access Policy Mandate
NIH Revision to Definition of a Clinical Trial
NIH Revision to the Policy on Certificates of Confidentiality
NIH Salary Cap
NIH Single IRB Policy for Multi-site Research
NIH Subcontracts with UMass as Lead
Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds - Use
NSF Guidance Document
NSF Proposal Checklist and Outline
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
NSF Subawardee Documentation Requirements
OMB Uniform Guidance at UMass
On and Off Campus Indirect Cost Rates Determination Policy
Oral and Short Form Written Consent
Oral History
Outside Activities - Request for Prior Approval
Oversight of Animal Use in Research
Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals - Responsibilities
Pain and Stress Classification Levels
PAR-Q Screener Script
Parent Permission for Minor to Participate in Research - Revised
Participation Agreement (PAG)
Physician Clearance Form
Physician Clearance Policy
PI and Co-PI Roles and Responsibilities
Policy on COI Relating to Intellectual Property an Commercial Ventures
Post Approval Monitoring
Post Operative Record for Lab Animals
Postdoctoral Scholars and Postdoctoral Education
Pre-establishment of Account Agreement
Pro Forma Budget Template
Professional Name Request Form
Project Types for F&A Purposes
Proposal Workflow Chart
rDNA or Synthetic DNA
Recruiting at UMass
Recruitment Database Application Form
Red Flag Indicators in Export Transactions
Removal of Principal Investigators
Requests for Letters of Support
Research Faculty
Research in Higher Education Settings
Research in K-12 Settings
Research Involving Minors
Research Responsibility
Responsible Conduct in Research - NSF- related Primer for Undergraduates
Responsible Conduct in Research - Instructions for CITI Training
Responsible Conduct of Research - Trustee Policy T08-10
Reviewer Checklist for Continuing Review
Reviewer Checklist for New Protocols
Revisions to a Protocol
Sale of Surplus Equipment Policy
SBIR Funding Agreement
SBIR Procedures
Screening Activities Used to Determine Eligibility for Participation in Research
Select Agents
Sensitive Topics
Social Media Research Guidance
Sponsor Request
STScI Guidance Document
STTR Funding Agreement
STTR Procedure
Student Consultation Registration Form
Student Researchers and Advisors
Study Personnel
Sub-Recipient Commitment Form
Sub-Recipient Commitment Form (FDP Institutions only)
Subcontract Approval and Sole Source Justification
Subject Recruitment Databases
Summer Ad Comp
Summer Salary Waiver Request
Survey Guidelines
Survival Bleeding of Mice and Rats
Survival Rodent Surgery
Tabletop Isoflurane Anesthesia Machines
Tissue Request Form
Transfer of PI to another Institution
Travel Tips from the National Counterintelligence Executive
Tuition Charge Policy
Types of Review
UMass Amherst Export Control Compliance Program Guidelines
UMass COI Policy for NSF and other Federal Agencies
UMass COI/SFI NSF Disclosure form
UMass Export Control Seminar
Unallowable Costs Policy
Unified Policy and Procedure Guide to Cost Sharing 2021
Uniform Consulting Agreement Provisions - UMass Amherst
USDA Guidance Document
USDA/APHIS Animal Care Policies
Use of Fishes in Research
Vertebrate Animal Classroom Use
Visitor Policy
Whistleblowing Legislation Notice to Employees
Zebrafish - Use in NIH Intramural Research