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To ensure that research policies reflect current procedures, objectives, and functions, policies are reviewed at least every 3 to 5 years or as needed depending on regulatory changes. Each policy follows a standard approval process including review by the Office of the Provost and the President's Office. 

The most recently approved policies are as follows:

2.126 Effort Reporting

7.25 Use of Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs in Research

7.7 Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

7.9 Responsible Conduct of Research Training Policy

RCRA wants to make sure we support the research community in the responsibility for proactive compliance with research related regulatory requirements.  Visit our Preventing Research Misconduct webpage for more information on Research Misconduct and how to take a proactive approach to maintaining research integrity at Emory.

On 6/23/2023, the NIH issued Notice# NOT-OD-22-044, to ensure clarity in the use of AI in peer reviews. Specifically the notice states that "the NIH prohibits NIH scientific peer reviewers from using natural language processors, large language models, or other generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for analyzing and formulating peer review critiques for grant applications and R&D contract proposals."  

Find the detailed policy and implementation guidance at

NIH Scientific Data Sharing

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) currently requires grants with $500,000 per year or more in direct costs to explain how and when data resulting from the grant will be disseminated. Beginning in 2023, the NIH will require all grant applications or renewals that generate scientific data to include a robust and detailed plan for data sharing and management during the entire funding period. This information will need to be provided in a data management and sharing plan (known as a DMSP). 

The DMSP will be assessed by NIH program staff members, and the approved plan is considered a Term and Condition of the Notice of Award. Researchers must submit a DMSP as part of their funding application for all new and competing proposals/renewals that generate scientific data on or after January 25, 2023.

What you need to do:

Policy Briefs

Policy 7.7 - Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

Policy 7.8 - Policy on Research Misconduct

Policy 7.12 - Policy for Visiting Scholars & Visiting Students

Policy 7.14 - Investigational Drug Management for Clinical Studies

Policy 7.25 - Controlled Substances & Dangerous Drugs