Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.09
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Iowa State University
IN-3: Academy-Industry Connections

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jerry Zamzow
Assistant Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Research
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Does the institution have published policies or guidelines governing industry-sponsored research that fully meet all of the credit criteria?:

A copy of the policies or guidelines governing academy-industry connections:
The policies or guidelines governing academy-industry connections:

Require that all significant consulting contracts (e.g. those worth $5,000 or more a year) be reported to a standing committee charged with reviewing and managing individual and institutional conflicts of interest;


Prohibit faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and other academic professionals from engaging in industry-led “ghostwriting” or “ghost authorship”;


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;


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"With few exceptions, original data resulting from research activity are owned by the university, and the researcher is the steward and custodian of that data for the university. Data includes anything that results from the research. Examples are recorded information in any form, technical data, software code, flow charts, laboratory worksheets, memoranda, study protocols, DNA sequences, viruses, cell lines, plant germ plasm, etc. Both the university and the researcher are responsible for the retention, maintenance and appropriate dissemination of the data. Research or other agreements may dictate what is done with this data. Any exception to the ownership of data by the university is carefully scrutinized by the OVPR for the potential effect on future research at the university, publications and students. Any exception to ownership of data will be contained in the funding agreement. The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) has published an article, “Access to and Retention of Research Data: Rights and Responsibilities,” which contains additional information"

Ban confidential corporate research (i.e. research that cannot be published)


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