Debarment and Suspension Certification Policy

The amount of spending on federal government grants and contracts and increased reporting of contractor misconduct have prompted regulations around debarment and suspension. All vendors and key personnel engaged in federal grants or contracts must be checked against the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) database to certify they are not debarred or suspended. Supporting documentation that provides evidence of certification must be maintained.

Debarment and Suspension Certification Policy


Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

This Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) Policy is designed to meet PHS and NSF regulatory requirements. It is predicated on the expectation that Investigators conduct their affairs so as to avoid or minimize conflicts and respond appropriately when conflicts arise. Investigators have an obligation to become familiar with and abide by this policy.

Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

NIH FCOI tutorial


Indirect Cost Recovery and Distribution Policies

The intent of St. Kate’s Indirect Cost Policies is to foster research, academic innovation, scholarly enterprise and the dissemination of knowledge while catalyzing greater external sponsorship to the University.

Indirect Cost Recovery Policy

Indirect Cost Distribution Policy


Research Involving Human Subjects Policy

This policy describes the guiding principles and regulatory requirements necessary to ensure the rights, dignity, welfare, and privacy of the human subjects in all research conducted on behalf of the St. Catherine University. The components within this policy are intended to comply with the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, also known as The Common Rule.

Research Involving Human Subjects Policy

Cooperative Research Addendum


Intellectual Property Policy

Through this Intellectual Property Policy, the University brings its approach to copyright in alignment with what it perceives as the norm among institutions of higher education today. St. Catherine University is committed to fostering a community where faculty members, staff and students engage in learning, professional growth, scholarship and research.

Intellectual Property Policy


Internal Grants Compensation Policy

The Internal Grants Compensation Policy seeks to provide clarity on faculty compensation for work on internal grants. Faculty are encouraged to request a nominal stipend to support work on internal grants that is above and beyond their normal job duties. Note that the faculty compensation plan, whether by stipend or contract, will need to be approved by the employee’s program director/chair or dean, prior to submission in accordance with University policy.

Internal Grants Compensation Policy