Policies & Compliance

The Office of Sponsored Projects mitigates institutional risk by maintaining up-to-date sponsored projects policies and compliance with federal regulations which are consistently applied to all externally funded awards. For all other SU policies, please visit the policies webpage.

For COVID-19 related policy updates (sponsor and SU) and potential implications on your sponsored project, please visit our homepage for up-to-date information.

Looking for OSP forms? Click here for post-award management forms or click here for proposal forms.


The following policies comply with federal regulations.

Research Misconduct

Seattle University is committed to supporting a research community that operates at the highest level of integrity. This commitment extends not only to supporting research that is conducted with high, technical quality but with the collegial, professional and ethical processes with which research is performed.

All persons conducting research on an NSF or NIH-funded award are required to complete responsible conduct of research training. The OSP strongly encourages this training for all persons conducting research at SU. Seattle University subscribes to CITI, the recognized national standard for research ethics training. 

Biosafety and Chemical Hygiene

For any questions regarding biosafety concerns, hazardous materials or chemical hygiene matters, please contact Jenna Isakson.

Export Controls

For any questions regarding Export Controls please contact the OSP Director, Jenna Isakson.

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Disclosure Policy

All PIs are required to complete an FCOI disclosure form prior to submission, and annually thereafter for PIs with active awards.

Research Involving Human Subjects

As a Seattle University researcher, you must submit any project proposal involving human subjects as participants to the SU Institutional Review Board (IRB) to comply with SU policy and Federal regulations. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 206-296-2585 or email irb@seattleu.edu.

NSF & NIH Sexual Harassment Policy

This policy ensures compliance with the sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault guidelines and reporting procedures for Principal Investigators, Co-Principal Investigators and other senior personnel on NSF and NIH grants. This effects any NSF or NIH-sponsored award after September 21, 2018.