Research Policies and Guidelines

Additional research policies and guidelines can be found at:

Upstate Medical University has established a number of new policies and guidelines to guide faculty and staff in the responsible conduct of research and commercialization of intellectual property.

All policies are in Adobe Acrobat format unless otherwise noted.

  • Minor Volunteers and Minor Paid Workers in Upstate Research Laboratories Review
    Upstate recognizes the importance of early participation in health care, medicine, and biomedical research activities in the career choice and planning by future professionals in these fields. Upstate encourages mentoring of high school students through such activities by its faculty. Equally important is our obligation to understand and comply with State Labor law requirements and restrictions in the matter of placing minors as volunteers or paid workers in a laboratory setting.
  • Research Misconduct Policy
    This policy defines research misconduct and describes the procedures to be taken when an allegation of possible misconduct in research is received by the Research Integrity Officer or another institution official. This policy applies to all individuals at Upstate Medical University, including faculty, staff, students, fellows, and volunteers, as well as those affiliated with Upstate, who engage in research. Because most of Upstate's sponsored research is received from Public Health Service (PHS) agencies, the Upstate Research Misconduct Policy incorporates the Office of Research Integrity Research (ORI) Misconduct Policy, 42 CFR 93 into its broader definition of research misconduct.
  • Authorship and Manuscript Submission Guidelines
    All Upstate faculty, staff, fellows, and students are encouraged to follow the guidelines established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Authorship and manuscript submission topics are also addressed by Upstate's Research Misconduct and Relations with the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotechnology Industries Policies listed above.
  • Policy on the Identification and Management of Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
    This policy defines how conflicts of interest and commitment by Upstate faculty, staff and students are identified and managed in order to promote objectivity in the conduct of research, education and patient care. The policy provides a definition and context for conflict of commitment and guidelines for managing external efforts when conflicts of commitment are identified.
  • Data Retention and Ownership Policy
    This policy defines the terms of retention and ownership of research data created at Upstate Medical University by faculty, staff, students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists utilizing Upstate facilities in the course of their scholarly activities and research.

NIH Financial Conflict of Interest

NIH is committed to preserving the public's trust that the research supported by NIH is conducted without bias and with the highest scientific and ethical standards, and will be strengthening its existing regulations on managing financial conflicts of interest. Visit their website for more information on financial conflict of interest.