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Academic 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
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  1. Purpose

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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Andrea Swart revised this page
on April 17, 2017.

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