|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2021|
University of Pittsburgh
IN-1: Academy-Industry Connections
|0.25 / 0.50||
Sustainability Engagement Assistant
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Institution has published policies or guidelines governing industry-sponsored research that preserve academic freedom, autonomy and integrity, and manage potential conflicts of interest. The policies or guidelines:
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, staff, 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; AND/OR
Ban confidential corporate research (i.e., research that cannot be published).
For more information, see Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships (AAUP).
This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution that meets the criteria.
An institution earns 0.5 bonus points when it meets all four criteria listed. Partial points are available. An institution that meets at least two of the criteria earns 0.25 points.
Report on current policies or guidelines at the time of submission.
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