To ensure research integrity and protect investigators and participants, WSU complies with federal, state, and university policies governing research and sponsored projects.
Principal Investigators and Project Directors are responsible for complying with a funding organization’s award terms and conditions along with WSU's policies and requirements.
Policies & Regulations
2-8 Policy for Grants & Sponsored Projects
2-8 Policy for Grants & Sponsored Projects states that all proposals submitted to external agencies, including federal, state, and private funding sources and foundations must be approved before submission via the Transmittal Process Form. You'll need your StarID to login.
Federal regulations that govern technology, technical data and assistance, and materials that can be exported, shipped, transferred, transmitted, or shared to non-U.S. persons, entities, or countries. Determine if an external proposal must comply with export regulations.
Use of Human Subjects in Research
3-7 Policy and Procedures for the Use of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) states that all research involving human subjects must be approved by the WSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) before initiating research activities. All students, faculty, and staff must complete the Human Subjects Research Education Module before submitting protocols to the WSU IRB.
Animal Care & Use in Research
3-32 Policy on Research and Teaching Animal Care and Use (IACUC) states that all research or teaching projects involving animals must be approved by the WSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before ordering animals and initiating activities. All students, faculty, and staff must complete training and health screening before submitting protocols to the WSU IACUC.
3-27 Policy on Allegations of Research Misconduct establishes the procedures for investigating allegations of research misconduct.
Forms & Modules
The Grants Handbook (PDF) provides processes and detailed guidelines for finding funding opportunities, proposal preparation and submission, award administration and management, and compliance.
Responsible Conduct of Research
National Science Foundation supported researchers including faculty and staff, undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers are required to complete and document the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research training module (PDF).
Financial Conflicts of Interest
3-28 Policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest Related to Grants and Sponsored Research Projects states that National Institute of Health (NIH)-supported individuals are required to complete the CITI Conflicts of Interest training module (PDF), and the supplemental NIH tutorial.