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Promoting Integrity in the Next Generation of Researchers A Curriculum for Responsible Conduct of Research In Occupational Therapy (2005) Funded by the Office of Research Integrity through the American Association of Medical Colleges
Objectives Describe ways in which research may be funded. Discuss the responsibilities associated with each step of funded research. Describe the boundaries of a funder’s role in dissemination.
Research Commonly Requires Time of researchers, assistants, subjects, statisticians Space to conduct experiment, store and analyze data Supplies, Materials, Equipment to assess, intervene, analyze/store data Money to pay for time, space, supplies, and other items
Types of Funding Personal funds are out-of-pocket private contributions by a researcher. Internal funds are funds or other resources received from a researcher’s institution External funds are funds or other resources received from outside of a researcher’s institution, such as: Industry Foundations or philanthropies or societies Government (State and Federal)
Responsibilities Across Funding Steps There are three funding steps: Requesting and accepting research funds Managing funds Reporting funding history
Requesting & Accepting Funds Requires: Specific, accurate, and realistic description of work to be funded That, once funded, the researcher holds the authority to conduct the study and independently analyze and report the findings
Managing Funds Requires: Stewardship Commitment to ethical management of the funder’s money (Office of Research Administration and Controller’s Office, University of California at Los Angeles., n.d.) Most funders follow federal guidelines, and require that research costs be: Allowable Allocable Reasonable (Office of Management and Budget, 2000)
Managing Funds (continued) Allowable: An expense must fall within the rules set by the funder. Allocable: An expense must be directly related to the funded study’s purpose. Researchers cannot use money for other studies or non-study purposes. Reasonable: An expense must be similar to or less than that paid by the institution or community
Reporting Funding History Requires Most funders require scheduled reports of expenditures and research progress, with a final report of all expenditures and research findings Remaining funds may be: Returned, or Retained using a no-cost extension
No-Cost Extensions Add no new money to the project Allow researchers to continue using funds to Complete the funded project Disseminate the funded project Perform a value added activity approved by the funder (e.g., an extended follow-up of participants – as approved by institutional review board; extended analysis of data)
Resources Office of Management and Budget. (2000, August 8). Cost principles for educational institutions (Circular A-21). Retrieved September 9, 2005, from http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a021/a02 1.html. Office of Research Administration and Controller’s Office, University of California at Los Angeles. (n.d.). Responsible stewardship: Guidance for new investigators [Brochure]. Los Angeles: Author. Retrieved September 9, 2005, from http://www.senate.ucla.edu/SenateVoice/Issue3/Cntr lrshp.pdf
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