- Author: Rachel Lloyd
The University of California invites comments on proposed revisions to Presidential Policy on Protection of Human Subjects in Research.
This policy describes the responsibilities of the university, its campuses and researchers in protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects who participate in research at UC.
The policy includes the following key revisions:
- An explanation of the ethical principles that the university follows for human subjects research.
- A statement that the university's commitment to human subjects applies to all human subjects research in which the University is engaged, regardless of funding source or the institution that provided the IRB (Institutional...
The university invites comments on revised policy BFB-BUS-43 Purchases of Goods and Services; Supply Chain Management, which was changed to:
1) update the terminology relating to Procurement/Supply Chain Manager to Procurement/Supply Chain Director;
2) update the definitions relating to formal competitive bidding from issued publicly by UC to issued publicly by Campus Procurement or qualified entity (e.g. GPO);
3) update the definitions relating to informal competitive quotation by removing submitted in accordance with solicitation from the Procurement/Supply Chain Manager, Commodity Manager or Buyer;
4) update the definitions relating to Small Business Officer to include biannual federal e-SRS...
The University invites comments on a proposed new Academic Personnel Manual Section 011 (APM - 011), Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-faculty Academic Appointees.
Currently, APM - 010 (Academic Freedom) defines academic freedom as it pertains to faculty and defines the freedom of scholarly inquiry for students, as it derives from the faculty's academic freedom. APM - 015 (The Faculty Code of Conduct) defines the corresponding responsibilities as it pertains to faculty only. Although APM - 010 states that it is not intended to “diminish the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by other academic appointees,” APM - 010 and APM - 015 do not address how these concepts...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Employee Comment: Open Access for Theses and Dissertations
The University invites comments on a revised proposed Presidential Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations.
The policy is new and includes the following key issues:
- There is currently no system-wide uniformity or policy for ensuring open access to UC graduate students' theses and dissertations. This policy will provide system-wide consistency for these works.
- Allowance for embargoes that delay the date theses or dissertations are made available in an open access repository.
The policy proposal is posted
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new Presidential Policy on Disclosure of Financial Interests and Management of Conflicts of Interest in Private Sponsors of Research and proposed revised APM - 028, Disclosure of Financial Interest in Private Sponsors of Research.
This new policy provides the core parameters for continued compliance with the regulations issued by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Effective July 22, 2015, the FPPC revised its regulations that affect review of Statements of Economic Interests for Principal Investigators (also known as the Form 700-U). The University will continue its long-standing practice of performing a substantive review of Forms 700-U. However, this new...