Regulatory/Compliance Requirements

UCSF faculty members are required to conduct research and manage the financial aspects of research in compliance with University policy, federal and state laws, and sponsor requirements. Principal Investigators must ensure that they, their fellow investigators, students and staff meet compliance requirements, including any necessary training.

Common Compliance Areas

NIH Data Management and Sharing

NIH requires researchers proposing research that results in the generation of scientific data, to prospectively plan for how scientific data will be preserved and shared through submission of a Data Management and Sharing Plan (Plan). Upon NIH approval of a Plan, NIH expects researchers and institutions to implement data management and sharing practices as described in the Plan and the Plan will become a term and condition of the award. (NOT-OD-21-013). 

In an effort to reduce the burden of duplicative reporting expectations, NIH is establishing a single Plan submission requirement for research subject to both the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy (GDS Policy) and the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy)

  • The NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy ensures the broad and responsible sharing of genomic research data and applies to all NIH-funded research that generates or uses large-scale human or non-human genomic data as well as these data for subsequent research. Large-scale data include genome-wide association studies (GWAS), single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) arrays, and genome sequence, transcriptomic, metagenomic, epigenomic, and gene expression data. 

The UCSF Library webpage for the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy has more details and resources for investigators, including UCSF Budget Guidance - how to plan for data management costs

Safety Committees