Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.45
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Louisville
IN-1: Academy-Industry Connections

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 David King
Senior Associate University Council
Office of University Council
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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 UofL COIC Office and the Conflict Review Board reviews consulting arrangements in so far as they overlap/impact the institutional responsibilities of UofL covered persons. UofL is not a party to the consulting agreements between UofL faculty and staff and external third parties. COIC Office staff have reviewed such agreements on occasion and indicated where they might conflict with UofL policy.
Section 12 of UofL's IP Policy may be consulted.

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”:

Yes, ghostwriting is an explicitly prohibited activity and it is noted in the policy and it is also a prohibited activity that the covered person must attest to in the annual disclosure form (ADF).




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:

UofL does not have any restrictions on the a researcher's access to complete study data. In instance where an identified COI exists, a management strategy that might be employed is the use of an alternate lead on manuscript development or data analysis or even a DSMB, but the research would have access to the data.

Does the institution ban confidential corporate research?:

The policy language that bans confidential corporate research:

UofL's policy only prohibits "the conduct of programs that have as their sole or primary purpose the destruction of human life or the malicious incapacitation of humans." Projects of other types could be proposed and potentially negotiated. It is not a guarantee that the institution and sponsor could come to an agreement on terms. Our preference is not to have trade secrets shared with us due to their indefinite need to keep them confidential. Also as Kentucky has an open records act similar to other states, while we can keep the confidential information the corporate entity shares with us, the information we create which does not contain their confidential information could be subject to disclosure under our statute.


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