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Standards for Conduct of Research

2.2 Openness in Research

The University of Utah adheres to principles of openness in research based on its mission of education, research and public service. Consistent with these principles, the University does not conduct or permit its faculty to conduct classified or secret research at the University or under a grant administered by the University.

The University will generally not enter into a contract nor accept a grant to carry out research if the grant or contract restrains the freedom of the University to disclose. PI’s must be free to publish the results of their research without prior approval of a sponsor or third party. Sponsors will be permitted a short period to review publications prior to submission in order to identify and request the removal of sponsor confidential information or to identify intellectual property requiring protection. A short publication delay, generally no longer than 90 days in total, will be permitted to allow for such protection.

Last Updated: 12/1/22