Frequently Accessed Policies

Principal Investigator Status Policy & Form

Policy on Principal Investigator (PI) Status
Principal Investigator General Policy Table
Form for Principal Investigator (PI) Status Request

Summer Effort and Salary Policy & Form

Summer Effort Policy
Commitment of Summer Effort Request Form

Cost Share Policy & Forms

Cost Share Policy

View research compliance policies

Conflict of Interest

BU Policy on Investigators’ Conflicts of Interest
Please visit the COI website for additional COI policies:
BMC Policy on Investigators’ Conflict of Interest
BU Institutional Conflict of Interest Research Policy
BU Conflict of Interest Policy

Academic Research Job Family (ARJF): 12 generic titles for the appointment of non-faculty academic researchers at Boston University

Additional Policies

All Boston University employees are expected to review, understand, and comply with University policies.

Boston University Policies
A list of the policies that have a broad application throughout the University

Conflict of Interest Policies
Helping researchers navigate the complex research conflicts of interest regulations and protocols

Ethical Conduct
Boston University is committed to the highest standards of honesty and integrity in all its activities

Faculty Handbook
A collection of policies that apply specifically to faculty members

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
This plan provides a road map for comprehensive development and oversight of instructional programs in the responsible conduct of research

Sponsored Programs Handbook
Information, policies, procedures, and links to ensure that faculty, staff, and students comply with the obligations associated with the use of external or institutional funds to conduct research and other scholarly activities

Sponsored Programs Policies
Policies regarding standard operating procedures, research administration, research ethics, and more

Human Resources Policies 
Create and maintain a safe and respectful environment for the entire University community and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and city laws

For a complete list of policies, please visit the  BU Policies website.