Appeals

Should an Investigator fail to concur with the Management Plan recommended by the DIO, he/she may transmit comments to the Vice President for Research (VPR) within ten working days from receipt of the DIO’s decision. In such a case, the VPR will review the case (which may include seeking the advice of appropriate impartial experts and holding discussions with the Investigator, DIO and/or the COI Committee) and will render a judgment within twenty working days of the time that the DIO's initial determination is made known to the Investigator. Awards for external and selected internal support of a program, project, activity or service may not be activated by the University unless a Management Plan is in place or the issue is otherwise resolved. When the VPR serves as the reviewer of a disclosure statement (for Deans/VPs), the appeal shall be to the President.

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