University and Federal policies relating to research and stewardship of sponsored funding.
Seattle University has established policies and procedures to ensure that all employees compensated through sponsored funding are certifying effort to provide a reasonable basis for distributing salary charges among major university functions (e.g., instruction, organized research, sponsored projects, other institutional activities). The policy and related documents are available below:
Federal Requirement for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research
The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires that institutions applying for or receiving grants have in place training and oversight in the responsible conduct of research for students who will be supported by an NSF grant in the conduct of research.
As Seattle University continues to build its research infrastructure to support the scholarly excellence of its faculty and students we are establishing policies and procedures that are consistent with the practices of other universities and that also bring us into compliance with federal regulations. While the NSF requirement applies only to students funded by NSF grants we strongly encourage RCR training for all faculty, students, and staff who engage in research of any kind.
Seattle University subscribes to CITI, the recognized national standard for research ethics training. For instructions on setting up a user account for CITI and access to their website please see the links below.
Please direct any questions relating to Biosafety, Hazardous Materials, or Chemical Hygiene matters or policy to the Chemical Hygiene and Biosafety Office, Sheila Lockwood. Phone: (206) 220-8273
For any research taking place outside the United States please contact the ORSSP Director, Dr. Nalini Iyer for direction and to facilitate a response to any questions from our Sponsored Research Officers.