Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Andrew D'Amico
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Princeton University
IN-3: Academy-Industry Connections

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Robert Scalese
Senior Compliance Administrator
Research Integrity & Assurance
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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:
1) 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: All funded researchers at the University must complete a Conflict of Interest disclosure form in which they are asked to list any current or pending financial interests or income (including consulting) of $5,000 or more related to their research. In accordance with University policy and Federal regulations, the Conflict of Interest in Research Panel reviews investigator disclosures and determines whether a conflict of interest exists. If a conflict of interest exists, a management plan is developed for handling the identified conflict. 2) Prohibit faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and other academic professionals from engaging in industry-led “ghostwriting” or “ghost authorship”: Additionally, the Conflict of Interest disclosure process would reveal any engagement in industry-led ghost-writing or authorship. 3) 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; and 4) Ban confidential corporate research (i.e. research that cannot be published). It is the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA)’s practice not to accept sponsored research awards in which there are any restrictions on (1) the University's ability to use, publish, and share freely the research results, even if corporate partners share confidential information with the researchers, (2) investigator access to study data during or after the research, (3) an investigator’s ability to verify the accuracy and validity of results of the research, or (4) the ability of foreign nationals to participate fully in the research

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Conflict of Interest in Research Policy: http://www.princeton.edu/ria/conflict-of-interest/policies/ Conflict of Interest in Research Panel Charter: http://www.princeton.edu/ria/conflict-of-interest/coircharter/ Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) policy: http://www.princeton.edu/orpa/compliance/export-controls/issues-with-research-proj/publication-approval-rest/ Corporate-affiliate programs: https://cefr.princeton.edu/industry-collaborations/corporate-affiliate-programs

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