University of California Regulation No. 5, or APM 010 is the official statement of academic freedom. Please click here for the proposed revised policy.
Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
If you plan research or development activities that involve human subjects, you must have your work reviewed and approved by the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) before you begin your research. Protocols involving human subjects must be filed and the research must be carried out according to specific regulations. Please see the CPHS web site for further information.
Animal Care and Use Committee
Research or development activities that involve live vertebrate animals, must be reviewed and approved by the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) before you begin your research. In addition, you must notify the ACUC of any proposed plans to obtain custom antibodies from commercial sources or other laboratories. Only individuals with Principal Investigator (PI) status may submit protocols to the ACUC. Please see the ACUC web site for further information.
UC Berkeley has a long history of effective and thoughtful policy development regarding the professional conduct of its members. In order to comply with federal regulations and reassure the public and ourselves that our traditional standards are being upheld, the university reaffirms its policies; it specifies procedures and appropriate safeguards for handling investigations; and, it fosters an environment that discourages misconduct in all research. Procedures are in response to the Public Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services) Final Rule 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 50 and the resultant Initial Assurance Regarding Procedures for Dealing with and Reporting Possible Misconduct in Science (Public Health Service Form 6315).
Although federal legislation focuses on the narrower context of scientific research, the campus policy relates to the conduct of all research. As a practical matter of policy, the campus has chosen one set of procedures to investigate allegations of misconduct in research.
UC Berkeley policy and procedures on research misconduct are available on the Vice Chancellor for Research web site.