• Contract Renewal Policy

      Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2009-07-20)
      7.04 Contract Renewal Policy: In accordance with Board of Regents policy, the President of Georgia Health Sciences University, or his/her designee, will notify in writing all full-time non-tenured faculty 'Who have been awarded academic rank and are employed under written contract 'Whether or not an employment contract for the succeeding year will be offered to them according to the timeline contained in this policy.
    • Policy for 3rd Year Pre- Tenure Review

      Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs; Georgia Health Sciences University (2008-01)
      7.03 Policy for 3rd Year Pre-Tenure Review: The Board of Regents and Georgia Health Sciences University policies require a comprehensive third year review of progress toward tenure utilizing similar criteria to those institutionally approved
    • Academic Leave Policy

      Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs (2009-11)
      7.01 Academic Leave Policy: Faculty at Georgia Health Sciences University, from the Corps of Instruction, 'Nith greater than five years of continuous full-time employment, are eligible to apply for fully funded academic leave for the purpose of professional development and promoting scholarly work. Academic leave should last no longer than twelve months. This policy describes the process and procedures for applying for academic leave, either with or without pay.
    • Policy for Use of External Institutional Review Board

      Office of Human Research Protection; Georgia Health Sciences University (2008-05-14)
      9.0402 Policy for Use of External Institutional Review Board: All research using human subjects or human-derived materials conducted by Medical College of Georgia (MCG) faculty, staff, or students must obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to the initiation of any research activity that involves human subjects or human-derived materials. Certain types of human research studies at the Medical College of Georgia, as described in this policy, may obtain IRB approval from an externaiiRB that is approved by the Medical College of Georgia. Currently, that external IRB is Chesapeake Research Review, Inc.(CRRI). CRRI is the only external IRB that is approved by MCG and that may be used by MCG researchers. Protocols that may be submitted to CRRI must be industry-sponsored, industry-initiated, and multi-center clinical trials and in addition, they cannot be conducted at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
    • Policy for Human Assurance Committee Review for Non-MCG Investigators

      Office of Human Research Protection; Georgia Health Sciences University (2001-11-01)
      9.0401 Policy for Human Assurance Committee Review for Non-MCG Investigators: The Human Assurance Committee (HAC) at Georgia Health Sciences University can function as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) for a Principal Investigator or sub-Investigator who holds an adjunct or clinical faculty appointment, but not a full-time appointment, at Georgia Health Sciences University, if the individual does not have access to another IRB. The study must be conducted in the Augusta area, the investigator must enter into a formal contract with Georgia Health Sciences University, and a fee for use of the HAC must be paid.
    • Policy for Research Using Human Subjects or Human-Derived Materials

      Office of Human Research Protection; Georgia Health Sciences University (2014-04-23)
      9.0400 Policy for Research Using Human Subjects or Human-Derived Materials: All research using human subjects or human-derived materials conducted by Georgia Health Sciences University faculty, staff, or students must obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to the initiation of any research activities that involves human subjects or human-derived materials.
    • Policy for Investigation of a Complaint Regarding Animal Care & Use

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-11)
      9.0109 Policy for Investigation of a Complaint Regarding Animal Care & Use: The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) will investigate concerns involving the care and use of animals used in teaching or research at Georgia Health Sciences University. This includes claims by the public concerning any aspect of the animal care and use program or by employees or students who report alleged instances of animal abuse, violation of approved protocols or standard operating procedures, use of animals not covered by approved protocols, violation of any animal-related regulation or standard (such as the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, or Georgia Health Sciences University IACUC policy), or complaints regarding the care received by animals housed in the laboratory animal facilities.
    • Policy for Listing & Adding Personnel to an Animal Protocol

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2014-04-23)
      9.0108 Policy for Listing & Adding Personnel to an Animal Protocol: Every investigator or individual who is working with animals on a research project must be listed as project personnel on that protocol. Any new investigator joining an existing project must be formally approved and added to the existing protocol
    • Policy for Allowing Visitors in Animal Areas

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0107 Policy for Allowing Visitors in Animal Areas: Visitors requesting access to animal areas in Laboratory Animal Services must obtain permission from the Director, Associate Director, or Assistant Director of Laboratory Animal Services before entering any animal area.
    • Policy for Testing of Biologicals Injected into Laboratory Animals

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0106 Policy for Testing of Biologicals Injected into Laboratory Animals: Biological materials must be determined to be free of contamination with agents of concern before use in rodents.
    • Policy for Transfer of Animals between Protocols

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0105 Policy for Transfer of Animals between Protocols: Research animals can be transferred from one protocol to another under the conditions set forth in this policy.
    • Policy for Shipping Animals Between Georgia Health Sciences University and Another Institution

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0104 Policy for Shipping Animals Between Georgia Health Sciences University and Another Institution:When shipping animals between Georgia Health Sciences University and another institution, certain procedures established by the Division of Laboratory Animal Services (LAS) must be followed. A special animal transport box must be used. The transport box should be filled with bedding, and food and vvater sources. Animals should be shipped by air express. Other details of the procedures are outlined in this policy.
    • Animal Euthanasia Policy

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0103 Animal Euthanasia Policy: Animals must be euthanized by humane methods when the need arises, as described in the 2000 Report of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) Panel on Euthanasia.
    • Food & Water Restriction Policy

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0102 Food & Water Restriction Policy: Restriction of food or water to research animals for research purposes must be scientifically justified and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and a program to monitor the physiological and behavioral indices of the animals must be established.
    • Space Requirements Policy for Housing Rodents

      Laboratory Animal Services (2008-05-29)
      9.0101 Space Requirements Policy for Housing Rodents: All investigators or other animal users are required to strictly adhere to the minimum space recommendations as set forth in this policy.
    • Policy for Care & Use of Animals in Research: Overview

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-24)
      9.0100 Policy for Care & Use of Animals in Research: Overview: All uses of invertebrate and vertebrate animals in research and education at Georgia Health Sciences University must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) at Georgia Health Sciences University. Any use of animals at Georgia Health Sciences University without IACUC approval is a violation of Medical College of Georgia policy as v.ell as federal law.
    • Policy for Responding To Allegations of Research Misconduct

      Vice President for Research Development; Georgia Health Sciences University (2012-10)
      9.07 Policy for Responding To Allegations of Research Misconduct: The purpose of this policy and procedures is to promote the integrity of research conduct on behalf of the Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU or Institution) by its faculty, technical staff, residents, fellows, students, trainees, and individuals employed on a contractual basis by providing a process for close scrutiny of alleged research misconduct, for full protection of the rights of any person accused of research misconduct, and for the protection of any person who makes allegations under this policy in good faith. This policy is intended to carry out the Institution's responsibilities under the Public Health Service (PHS) Policies on Research Misconduct, 42 CFR Part 93.
    • Ownership and Retention of Scholarly & Research Records

      Vice President for Research Development; Georgia Health Sciences University (2001-02-20)
      9.06 Ownership and Retention of Scholarly & Research Records: All scholarly and research records generated or produced by a Georgia Health Sciences University faculty member, student, or employee during the course of his/her employment or enrollment at Georgia Health Sciences University shall be the property of Georgia Health Sciences University. The obligation to maintain records subject to this policy shall remain in effect for a period of six years from the date of their creation, unless otherwise specifically required (e.g., by a study sponsor) or agreed to by Georgia Health Sciences University. Original scholarly and research records shall remain upon the premises of Georgia Health Sciences University unless otherwise authorized by the university.
    • Intellectual Property Policy

      Office of Technology Transfer & Economic Development; Georgia Health Sciences University (2004-09-01)
      9.05 Intellectual Property Policy: All faculty, staff, and students at Georgia Health Sciences University should follow this policy whenever an individual has created new intellectual property (for example, an invention or new copyrightable material). This policy provides mechanisms to review and evaluate new inventions and intellectual property (including trademarks and copyrights) that are the property of Georgia Health Sciences University. The policy helps Georgia Health Sciences University decide "When and how to secure protection and lays the foundation for marketing and licensing, with the ultimate generation of royalty income. The policy involves only new discoveries that are made by faculty, staff, or students performing one's assigned tasks or working within one's area of expertise. Intellectual property outside the scope of one's duties at Georgia Health Sciences University remains the property of the inventor.
    • Guidelines for Authorship

      Vice President for Research Development; Georgia Health Sciences University (2001-01-08)
      9.02 Guidelines for Authorship: All faculty, staff, and students at Georgia Health Sciences University should follow the guidelines within this policy when determining authorship to scholarly activities, e.g., manuscripts, grants, presentations, and electronic communication.