Research at the University of Guam
The Research Council shall be responsible for providing advisory services to faculty, administrators, and staff of the various research units on campus on matters of funding sources and other research-related concerns; shall stimulate and help faculty members conduct basic and applied research in their area of specialization; and shall review and make recommendations to the University President via the Senior Vice President - Academic and Student Affairs, on all requests for the establishment of research institutions on campus. Research-related matters of compliance with federal regulations shall be administered by the Research Council or its designated subcommittees, i.e., Committee on Human Research Subjects and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
It is the policy of the University of Guam to foster a research environment that discourages misconduct in all research, research training or research related activities pursued at the University or under the sponsorship of the University.
Misconduct in research means: fabrications, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the academic and scientific community for proposing, conducting, exhibiting, or reporting research. It does not include honest error or honest differences in interpretations or judgments of data.
Allegations of misconduct in research must promptly be reported directly to the Director
of the ORSP. Acts of retaliation against those who, in good faith, make allegations of misconduct
shall be deemed to be misconduct in research. Allegations that are determined to have
been made in bad faith shall be deemed to be misconduct in research. In the interest
of protecting the reputation and privacy of those who may be involved, it is important
that allegations be treated with confidentiality. In the event of allegations of such
misconduct, it is the policy of the University to initiate a preliminary inquiry into
such allegations; to conduct an investigation, if warranted, and to impose appropriate
sanctions, if warranted; and, if appropriate, to report to the federal Office of Scientific
Integrity (OSI), a component of the Office of the Director of the National Institutes
for Health, or to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the National Science
Foundation. These actions will be undertaken in accordance with 42 CFR Part 93, and 45 CFR Part 689 following procedures and with due consideration to the rights
and reputation of the accuser and accused.
It is the responsibility of all persons at the University involved in research, research training or related research activities to familiarize themselves with these policies and procedures. Copies of 42 CFR Part 93, and 45 CFR Part 689 are available from the ORSP upon request.
It is the policy of the University that no research involving human subjects be undertaken until those research activities have been reviewed and approved according to procedures developed by the Committee on Human Research Subjects (CHRS) of the Research Council.
The University adheres to the standards for protecting animal research subjects promulgated by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An established Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the Research Council shall ensure that the University community adheres to these standards.