Recently Updated Policies
September 22, 2015 – Comprehensive Review, Minor Revision. Added information on Dual Use Research of Concern. Removed outdated language, updated UMN departments, added contacts, and revised definitions. Responsibilities and Procedures updated.
September 22, 2015 - Structured policy and delegation of authority for the decision to continue or suspend operations of the University (Twin Cities campus specifically) is necessary to ensure timely decision making and provide clarity for students, faculty, and staff about the impacts of those decisions. Added language about class cancellation to clarify that is included under this policy, as there have been instances in recent years when the University did not close, but did cancel classes. Other minor updates to reflect current information.
August 25, 2015 - Comprehensive Review, Major Revision. Added a new appendix that covers affirmative consent prior to engaging in sexual activity.
August 17, 2015 - Policy updated to reflect organizational changes, revisions to federal policies related to this type of research. Procedures made into job aids, and moved to appendices section.
August 13, 2015 - Comprehensive review. Minor Revision. Update policy statement to include relevant policy content from other sections of the policy or appendix; update contacts, appendices, definitions, responsibilities, and related information section; remove administrative procedure on Reporting Violations of Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources, remove administrative procedure on Taking Disciplinary Action, remove appendix University Network Operational Continuity, remove appendix Using Information Technology.
August 12, 2015 - Added procedures for sharing University data with internal audiences, faculty and researchers and external audiences.
July 30, 2015 - Comprehensive Review, New Policy. Merges content from three policies into one. Includes language regarding payment methods. Provides new procedures for billings, payments and collections.
July 30, 2015 - Comprehensive Review, Major Revision. 1. Lengthens the frequency of reviewing and updating rates from annually to every two years. 2. Removes the requirement for annual review by the Deans as the recharge center budget & rates are included in the overall institutional budgeting process. The budgeting process is at the college level and takes place with the Deans involvement. 3. Establishes a risk-based approach to the level of oversight so the review efforts of the Internal Sales Office are concentrated on recharge centers with larger dollar volumes and charge sponsored projects. 4. Relaxes Business Plan requirements by requiring only specific and relevant data. 5. Relaxes Training requirements and provide voluntary training rather than required training. 6. Clarifies areas in which there were frequent questions, updates the Internal Sales Office name and other general edits for consistency.
July 21, 2015 - Comprehensive Review. Major Revision. Reflects the change of the documentation unit to IND/IDE Central File. Includes a requirement to provide transcripts of conversations with the FDA.
June 22, 2015 - Comprehensive Review, Minor Revision. Reduced the scope of the policy to signature authority, which aligns to recent improvement to the Delegations of Authority Library. Expands the prohibition language around individuals who have a conflict of interest that also relates to a delegated authority. Provides more clarity around the ability to limit the scope of an authority to a unit, a department or campus. Supported Procedure and FAQ also revised.
June 22, 2015 - Comprehensive Review, Minor Revision: The changes provide greater clarity around the specific type of credits. Removed the effective date of the policy statement, which was inserted when this policy was first created.
What is Affirmative Consent?
Affirmative consent is a clear, unambiguous, informed, and voluntary agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. You may have heard of this kind of policy referred to as a "yes means yes." policy. Many institutions and some states are moving in the direction of developing affirmative consent policies as one way to be more effective in addressing the problem of campus sexual assaults. The new appendix attached to the revised version of Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Relationship Violence will be an effective tool for...