Grants and contracts are made to institutions rather than to individuals. Thus, it is the responsibility of the Research Foundation for SUNY/Buffalo State to ensure that all research conducted under its auspices is carried out in such a manner that the rights and welfare of human and animal subjects, society, the environment and researchers are protected, and that research activities are in compliance with all applicable State and Federal regulations. The policies and procedures adopted by the Research Foundation for SUNY/Buffalo State to ensure research safety and compliance are designed to meet the above objectives. Activities defined as "under the auspices of the college" include activities conducted as part of college employment, as part of course credit or fulfillment of a degree requirement, activities involving use of college resources, or involving publication that credits college affiliation.
Regulation and safety policies apply to many different categories of research and include research conducted with or without external sponsorship. Since regulations and standards change frequently and University policy requires review of some activities that an investigator may not consider requiring review, it is recommended that researchers contact the Sponsored Program Operations office before initiating any research project.
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