Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.50
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, Berkeley
IN-3: Academy-Industry Connections

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jack Chang
STARS Assessment Fellow (ERG)
Sustainability
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Does the institution have published policies or guidelines governing industry-sponsored research that fully meet all of the credit criteria?:
Yes

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

A full listing of the Office of Research Policy Library is available at the following URL:
https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-028.pdf

The following information addresses specific criteria established for this credit:

-- 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:

UC policy requires Principal Investigators to disclose income, including consulting income, of $500 or more from industry research sponsors.

Other information about UC policies regarding conflict of interest, including institutional conflict of interest may be found at https://www.ucop.edu/research-policy-analysis-coordination/policies-guidance/conflict-of-interest/index.html.

-- Prohibit faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and other academic professionals from engaging in industry-led “ghostwriting” or “ghost authorship”:
UCI's School of Medicine has such a policy:
http://www.som.uci.edu/academicsenate/ghostwriting-policy.asp.

-- 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:
This issue is primarily addressed in the UC Principles Regarding Rights to Future Research Results. See: https://www.ucop.edu/research-policy-analysis-coordination/policies-guidance/future-research-results/index.html

-- Ban confidential corporate research (i.e. research that cannot be published).
This is also addressed in the UC Principles Regarding Rights to Future Research Results
“Agreements with external parties shall not abridge the ability of University researchers to disseminate their research methods and results in a timely manner. The most fundamental tenet of the University is the freedom to interpret and publish or otherwise disseminate research results in order to support the transfer of knowledge to others and maintain an open academic environment that fosters intellectual creativity.”


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