Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to comment on policies in the final stages of development during a 30-day review period.
University faculty and staff working on industry-sponsored clinical research must include some effort in the budget to be charged to the project, if awarded.
Principal investigators (PI), with a paid University at Buffalo (UB, university) appointment, working on industry-sponsored clinical research are required to reflect PI oversight of clinical activity with an appropriate charge of at least 1% of the individual’s university appointment (up to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) salary cap) on each agreement. The balance of effort spent on the project beyond this amount will be voluntary uncommitted time, unless otherwise negotiated with the sponsor. The effort will be charged over a maximum of one year or over the total life of the project for projects less than one year in duration.
Principal investigators may seek an exception through their department chair and dean. However, if an exception is granted, the effort must be charged to the award prior to account closure if funds are available.
This policy provides requirements for human biological sample collection, processing, and storage in a compliant environment. Standardizing sample collection, storage and visibility across the university will encourage novel research and facilitate research partnerships both internally and externally.
The University at Buffalo (UB, university) is committed to serving the academic research community and industry partners by providing a supply of high-quality biomaterials to support basic and translational research through centralized and standardized services for the collection, processing, management, and distribution of biobanking assets. The UB Biorepository was created to establish a centralized resource of high-quality, deeply annotated biospecimens to enable research and technology development, including new diagnostic tests and therapeutics, advancing the goals of the research community and industry partners.
Principal investigators (PIs) and collaborators must meet the minimum regulatory standards outlined in the UB Biorepository Operations Manual and in the event that those requirements cannot be met, PI’s must utilize the UB Biorepository for the collection and storage of human biomaterials. All samples must be registered in the UB Biorepository Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) irrespective of processing and storage location. PIs maintain control and use of the samples, as well as control over any data linked to the samples.
Note: The UB Biorepository Operating Manual is included as part of the pdf download to support the draft policy.
Postdoctoral study encompasses scholarship and training. This policy defines the postdoctoral scholar role and guides the appointment process.
The University at Buffalo (UB, university) is committed to providing a supportive and productive training environment for our community of postdoctoral scholars. Postdoctoral appointees contribute to the academic community by enhancing the research and education programs of the university. They bring expertise, insights, and creativity that enrich the research and educational environment for all members of the university community, including graduate and undergraduate students. The university strives to provide a stimulating, positive, and constructive experience for the postdoctoral appointee by emphasizing the shared commitment and responsibility of the institution, faculty, and scholar.
The university seeks to optimize our physical space inventory to promote responsible use of State assets and equity across our campus community.
University at Buffalo (UB, university) space is a valuable, shared, and limited resource that supports the academic, research, and public service missions of the university. Effective space management identifies facilities that meet the needs of faculty and students, supports critical research that maintains the university’s reputation for excellence, and provides a work environment that allows faculty and staff to be successful.
Space is assigned to obtain the full value of our facilities. Space assignment is dynamic and temporary, as the optimum use of space may change as needs and priorities change. The university has the authority to allocate space to specific users for certain periods of time, review allocations periodically, assess utilization, and reallocate space as needed to support the university’s goals and objectives.
Campus space management, including the reallocation and reassignment of space, is guided by the following:
The General University Service Fee is assessed on revenue deposited in State IFR, UBF, RF, and CDS accounts.
The General University Service Fee (GUSF) is assessed on all funds generated through the use of university faculty or staff time or use of university facilities as outlined in the Disclosure of All Funds Policy. GUSF is a flat rate fee charged on external revenue deposited into Income Fund Reimbursable (IFR), University at Buffalo Foundation (UBF), Research Foundation (RF), and Campus Dining Shops (CDS) accounts. Transfers of revenue between funding sources are not assessed GUSF.
Certain external revenue is subject to other fees. GUSF is not assessed on the following types of revenue as this could result in a fee that is assessed twice: