Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.16
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date June 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Dominguez Hills
IN-1: Academy-Industry Connections

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Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Ellie Perry
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Does the institution require that all significant consulting contracts be reported to a standing committee charged with reviewing and managing individual and institutional conflicts of interest?:

The policy language that requires that all significant consulting contracts be reviewed for conflicts of interest:

The Political Reform Act of 1974, Government Sections 81000, et seq., requires California State University (CSU), as an agency, to adopt and promulgate COI codes. The CSU’s COI code requires employees in designated positions, including those identified under the interim disclosure process to file a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) on an annual basis. In addition, select consultants hired through the procurement process are also required to file a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) on an annual basis.

Additionally, CSUDH Presidential Memo 2018-02 requires that each investigator of a sponsored program must disclose significant financial interests (including those of the investigator’s spouse and dependent children) related to their institutional responsibilities. This requirement includes Investigators (and any other individuals) responsible for design, conduct or reporting of research or educational programs.

Does the institution prohibit faculty, staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and other academic professionals from engaging in industry-led “ghostwriting” or “ghost authorship”?:

The policy language that prohibits industry-led “ghostwriting” or “ghost authorship”:

Does the institution prohibit participation in sponsored research that restricts investigator access to the complete study data or that limits investigators’ ability to verify the accuracy and validity of final reported results?:

The policy language that prohibits sponsored research that restricts investigator access or verification:

CSU/CSUDH policies prohibit entering into any agreement where the sponsor has influence over the research results.

Does the institution ban confidential corporate research?:

The policy language that bans confidential corporate research:

A vast majority of CSUDH/CSUDHF’s extramural funding comes from Federal sponsors. A much smaller portion comes from Foundations and Charities. Very little, if any, come from for-profit companies. University Advancement has more relationships with for profits, though steps have been taken recently to make sure that these agreements do not involve research.

Engaging in confidential research would take us out of the Fundamental Research safe harbor for Export Control. This is strongly discouraged, and would needed to be assessed on a case by case basis.

Website URL where information about the institution’s policies regarding industry-sponsored research is available:
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