Policies and Compliance

Please refer to the following University polices and guidance, which can help to provide useful information regarding your research. For additional policies, important procedures and compliance information related to your research, please refer to the University Research Administration website.

University Research Related Policies

Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment

As a faculty member or other academic appointee, you are required to file annually a Conflict of interest-Conflict of Commitment Disclosure. Learn more about conflict of interest and conflict of commitment policies, regulations and processes.

Research Compliance

The University Research Administration helps to provide a clear identification of roles and responsibilities in the oversight of sponsored research projects is critical to an effective compliance structure.

Revenue Sharing Policy

Revenue received from licensing intellectual property is shared with university inventors or authors in accordance with the Revenue Share Policy.

Intellectual Property

Visit the Polsky Center’s Faculty and Researchers policies page to learn more about invention ownership and disclosures.

Contact: Polsky Center’s Technology Commercialization and Licensing team

Consulting Relationships

Refer to the Polsky Center’s Consulting Agreements Guide to learn more about engaging in consulting relationships with commercial enterprises.

Export Controls

Although most research conducted on campus is not be subject to export control restrictions, it is important for the university community to be aware of when activities may potentially become controlled.

Institutional Biosafety Committee

The IBC is responsible for review, approval and surveillance of all research protocols at the University of Chicago involving the use of biohazardous materials including recombinant DNA, agents infectious to humans, animals or plants, and other genetically altered organisms and agents.

Animal Use in Research

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee conducts review and surveillance of all research and teaching protocols involving the use of animals at the University of Chicago to assure the humane care and use of animals in these protocols.

Protection for Human Subjects

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) protects the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities. If you are not sure whether your project is human subjects research under the IRB regulations, please contact the relevant IRB office for guidance.