Research Policies and Procedures

Wesleyan Policies

Policies on Compensation and Outside Work

Conflict of Interest in Government-Sponsored Research

Financial Conflict of Interest

Faculty Handbook

Policies and Procedures for Addressing Allegations of Possible Misconduct in Scientific Research

Patent and Invention Policy

Computer Purchase Policy

Federal Funds Purchasing Policy

Wesleyan Institutional Review Board

The Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with reviewing all research involving human subjects conducted under the auspices of Wesleyan University. The purpose of an IRB is to provide a single, comprehensive standard of protection for human subjects in research. This includes federally funded research as well as research that is not funded or is funded by other sources. Faculty, staff, and students proposing research using human subjects must submit a written description of their proposal and obtain IRB approval of the proposal prior to commencing research. For more information on the IRB click here.

NIH Policies and Helpful Links

NIH Open Access Policy

NIH Research Integrity 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity

NIH Research Involving Human Subjects

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

NSF Policies and Helpful Links

NSF Policies on Human Subjects and Vertrebrate Animals