Policies & Regulations

Review the policies and regulations which govern the conduct of research at UC Davis:

For additional information please contact the responsible OR unit.


Animal Care & Use

Oversight of the Animal Care and Use program is the responsibility of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Biological Safety/Biohazard Use

Oversight of the use of infectious biological agents, recombinant DNA/RNA, and the propagation and release of recombinant organisms including plants, animals and microbial agents is the responsibility of UC Davis Safety Services.

Conflicts of Interest in Research

The Research Compliance & Integrity unit provides administrative support on issues pertaining to financial conflicts of interest and supports the Conflict of Interest Committee (COIC).

UC Davis Policies

  • PPM 230-05
    UC Davis Policy on Individual and Institutional Conflicts of Interest involving Research

    • Exhibit A
      UC Davis Procedures for Reporting, Reviewing, and Managing Conflicts of Interest in Research
  • PPM 230-07
    UC Davis Policy on Public Health Service Regulations on Objectivity in Research
  • PPM 380-16
    Conflict of Interest for Personnel
  • APM UCD-025
    Conflict of Commitment and Outside Activities of Faculty Members

UC Systemwide Policies

California State Laws and Regulations

Federal Laws and Regulations

Other Resources

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Contract & Grant Administration (Sponsored Programs)

Sponsored Programs provides administrative support on issues pertaining to contract and grant administration.

UC Davis Policies and Regulations

UC Systemwide Policies

California State Laws and Regulations

Federal Laws and Regulations

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Export Control

The Research Compliance & Integrity unit provides administrative support on issues pertaining to export control.

Federal laws and Regulations

Human Anatomical Specimen and Tissue Oversight

The Research Compliance & Integrity unit provides administrative support to the Human Anatomical Specimen and Tissue Oversight Committee (HASTOC).

UC Davis Policies

UC Systemwide Policies

California State Law and Regulations

Federal Law and Regulations

IRB Administration

The IRB Administration provides administrative support on issues pertaining to human research protection and supports the UC Davis Institutional Review Board (IRB).

UC Davis Policies

UC Systemwide Policies

California State Laws and Regulations

  • California Health and Safety Code Section 24170-24179.5 (PDF) (Effective 4/03/2006)

Federal Laws and Regulations

  • Federalwide AssuranceUC Davis’ Federalwide Assurance Number (FWA#) is 00004557, and is approved up to December 22, 2020The University of California, Davis, in accordance with its Federalwide Assurance (FWA00004557) with the Department of Health & Human Services, adheres to all federal and state regulations related to the protection of human research subjects, including 45 CFR 46 (“The Common Rule”), 21 CFR 50, 21 CFR 56 for FDA regulated products, and the principles of The Belmont Report and Institutional policies and procedures. In addition, the International Conference on Harmonization, Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP) principles are adhered to insofar as they parallel the previously mentioned regulations and policies.

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Intellectual Property Management (InnovationAccess)

UC Davis Policies

UC Systemwide Policies

Research Misconduct

The Research Compliance & Integrity unit provides administrative support on issues pertaining to research misconduct.

UC Davis Policies

UC Systemwide Policies

Federal Law and Regulations

Stem Cell Research

The Research Compliance & Integrity unit provides administrative support on issues pertaining to stem cell research and supports the Stem Cell Research Oversight committee.

UC Davis Policies

  • PPM 220-02
    UC Davis Policy on Human Stem Cell Research

California State Law and Regulations

Federal Laws and Regulations

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