Procedure No.: 19.051 Page No.: 1 and 2 of 2 Date Issued: 02/01/95 Issued By: T.L. Chesnut
The policies of the University with respect to sponsored research are based on the following principles:
A. Any sponsored research that is to be undertaken must be demonstrably supportive of the instructional and research objectives of the departments, centers, and institutes in which the research is to be conducted. Proposals for research will be reviewed, weighing needs and benefits against costs and restrictions, to determine their acceptability.
B. The University does not accept sponsored research, the restrictions on which prevent disclosure of the sponsor, the existence of the contract, or adequate review of the appropriateness of the program to academic pursuits of the University.
C. The University, through the office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, in concert with the principal investigator, his department and college, will seek to minimize restrictions on publication and scholarly communication imposed by those research contracts that are accepted.
D. Ohio University does not accept theses or dissertations containing material developed as part of a research project if the thesis or dissertation is restricted from publication. Publication, for this purpose, includes depositing the manuscript with the academic college and department, cataloging by the Alden Library, and microfilming and distribution by University Microfilms. However, upon the student's written request to the dean of the college, publication may be delayed up to a maximum of 12 months if, in the judgment of the dean, the data upon which the thesis or dissertation is based are proprietary (i.e., legally protected as to copyright, patent secrecy, process of manufacture, etc.) and not available in the public domain. Request for delay must be submitted by the student, with the formal approval of the student's advisor, at least one academic quarter prior to the normal date of publication of the thesis or dissertation.
Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/policy/s19-051.html) on August 3, 2012.
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