NIH Compliance

Roswell Park Cancer Institute is committed to the highest standards of ethical and legal conduct in carrying out its mission of patient care, education and research. It is our policy and our obligation to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, both civil and criminal, including those that pertain to the tax-exempt status of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation. RPCI administrators and faculty are expected to act in accordance with all regulations that govern research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

In addition to complying with the law, it is also RPCI’s policy to require staff to comply with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Code of Conduct and additional standards of conduct that may be adopted by the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer or the Corporate Compliance Committee.

RPCI Administration is dedicated to providing training, support and educational resources to ensure that faculty and staff are knowledgeable regarding compliance issues, that expectations are clearly communicated, and that processes are in place to prevent and detect violations.

NIH Policies

The NIH Grants Policy Statement provides a summary of all policies applicable to NIH-funded research. The most recent version is dated December, 2003.

The NIH Guide provides policy updates as well as Requests for Applications and Program Announcements. Faculty are strongly encouraged to subscribe to the weekly email notification of the NIH Guide.

The NIH Office of Extramural Research provides an accessible overview of issues relating to NIH-funded research.

Current NIH grant forms are dated May 2014. 

RPCI Policies

The following policies can be found in the RPCI Policies & Procedures Manual, which is accessible from the internal web site.

Ethics in Research
Financial Conflict of Interest
Use of Animals in Research
Materials Transfer Agreement
Technology Transfer
HIPAA and Research and Deidentification

The Clinical Research Services internal web page provides faculty with information regarding submission of protocols and other guidelines for research in human subjects.

RPCI Compliance Education

RPCI's Education and Training Plan summarizes courses faculty and staff are required to take.