Areas Of Potential Risk


Academic Affairs

In overseeing the university's appointment and academic review process, Administrative Officials should follow the procedures outlined in the Academic Personnel Manual, Section 220 (and related sections as appropriate).

  • Problems frequently arise as a result of negotiating faculty compensation agreements and administering the faculty compensation plan.
  • Serious issues or circumstances may lead to a formal complaint, grievance, or legal action such as:
If any of these issues occur or are likely to occur … The Administrative Official should contact:
Conflict of Interest - General Conflict of Interest Coordinator/
UCD Campus Counsel
Conflict of Interest – Health Sciences Compliance Officer, Campus

Compliance Office, UCDMC
Conflict of Interest – Research, Misconduct in Science Director, Sponsored Programs,
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program
Layoffs, Termination - Staff Employee & Labor Relations
Misconduct, academic or social, involving students Student Judicial Affairs
Misuse of Resources, Improper Governmental Activities Assistant Executive Vice Chancellor, Offices of the Chancellor & Provost
Violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct Research Compliance Hotline
(877) 384-4272

Chancellor

 

Research Affairs - Human Subjects
  • Non-compliance with Federal regulations and policies can result in loss of the privilege to conduct human subject research for the investigator and the institution. Non-compliance also creates the potential for loss of all Federal funding to the institution.
  • The university’s indemnification of an investigator may be compromised and an investigator may be held personally liable under the following circumstances:
    • Failure to obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for research involving human subjects prior to commencing a project.
    • Instituting a revision of or modification to a project without prior IRB approval of the procedures.
Research Affairs - Animal Care

All use of vertebrate animals for teaching, training and research must have approval by the UC Davis Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

  • Serious issues or circumstances may lead to a formal complaint, grievance, or legal action as outlined in the Animal Welfare Act.
  • Animals used under the jurisdiction of UC Davis must be housed in facilities approved by the UC Davis IACUC.
  • The transportation of animals must meet with Federal, State and campus policies. View policies.
  • Non-compliance with Federal regulations and policies can result in fines as well as the loss of the privilege to conduct animal research for the investigator and the institution. Non-compliance also creates the potential for the loss of all Federal funding to the institution and puts AAALAC accreditation at risk.
  • Financial implications may apply to the department for animal research conducted inappropriately according to either animal welfare or contract and grant regulatory guidelines

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