Ohio UniversityAcademic Policy and Procedure

17.900:  Consulting


Status:

Approved on March 31, 2003Signatures and dates
on archival copy

Effective:

When Approved 

Initiated by:

Jo Ellen Sherow
Director of Research Compliance
 

Reviewed by:

Herman ("Butch") Hill, Chair
Policy and Procedure Review Committee
 

Endorsed by:

John A. Bantle
Vice President for Research
 

Approved by:

Stephen Kopp
Provost
 


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Purpose

To describe the circumstances under which University employees and students should formalize consulting relationships with outside agencies or companies.


Policy

If a faculty or staff member serving as a consultant to an outside agency or company requires the use of University facilities or equipment for purposes of the consultantship, such usage shall be only on an occasional and brief basis, and only with permission of the department Chair or school Director. Such permission shall include agreement upon any appropriate provisions for liability or fees.


Procedures

Should more extensive or frequent usage be needed, the employee should seek the assistance of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to develop a grant or contract between the outside agency or company and the University.

A student engaged in a project related to or part of a consultant's work should be paid by the consultant or the outside agency or company at a rate appropriate to the task and equivalent to the rate normally paid students for university-sponsored work. There must also be an agreement in place prior to the commencement of work that has provisions for liabilty.

Policy 19.058, "Conflict of Interest in Research, Educational, and Public Service Activities," provides guidance for avoiding improprieties.


Reviewers

Proposed revisions of this policy should be reviewed by:

  1. Policy and Procedure Review Committee

  2. Faculty Senate

  3. Administrative Senate


Forms

There are no forms that are specific to this policy.


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Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/policy/17-900.html) on May 2, 2013.

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