Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.84
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date May 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Fullerton
IN-1: Academy-Industry Connections

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Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Stephanie Del Rosario
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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:

Financial Conflict of Interest
CSUF's policy on Financial Conflict of Interest establishes requirements and guidelines for disclosures of financial interests and professional relationships related to research projects, certifications of policy compliance, and processes that ensure compliance. The CSUF Policy requires that Principal Investigators (PI) seeking funding from an external sponsor are to comply with the disclosure requirements of that sponsor. The PI and all other investigators/personnel who have or share responsibility for the design, conduct, or reporting of NSF, PHS or USDA sponsored projects must report their personal financial interests in any organization(s) that, to the best of the Investigator's knowledge, may be related to their institutional responsibilities.

The Associate Vice President (AVP) of The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Research Compliance Office, in concert with faculty and staff, developed the FCOI training plan. The AVP maintains oversight of this plan.

UPS 610.000 Conflict of Interest Policy for Externally Funded Projects
I. Introduction and Purpose
A. CSUF recognizes that several conflict-of-interest policies issued by internal and external bodies currently govern specific units on campus or specific categories of employees. The University also recognizes that the diversity of situations in which faculty and staff conduct research and instruction and the diversity of potential financial arrangement may make it difficult to establish what does or does not constitute conflict of interest.

B. The purpose of this policy statement is therefore to declare the general principles that should be observed in all cases and to specify additional procedures and policies for meeting the requirements of particular federal funding agencies and nongovernmental sponsors.

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:

Does the institution ban confidential corporate research?:

The policy language that bans confidential corporate research:

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