PURPOSE / SCOPE:
This policy establishes that ICOM faculty may be away from the ICOM campus to pursue research, subject to the adequate performance of other academic duties.
Off-campus research is defined as research conducted at a location that is external from the ICOM campus. These research projects may include but are not limited to field research; laboratory research at universities, colleges, and other agencies; inter-institutional collaborative meetings; and preparation of research for presentation, publication, or other dissemination. An off-campus site may be domestic or international and may or may not have its own IRB.
It should be noted that this provision for off-campus research time is intended to define the usual procedures and maximum time that may be devoted to off-campus research during each academic year and should neither be construed as a minimum nor an entitlement. Exceptions to this must be requested in advance. Off-campus research will not be granted unless satisfactory arrangements are made in advance to:
carry on the instruction, research, and administrative duties of the faculty member;
fulfill obligations to committee assignments; and
fulfill obligations to patient care, if relevant.
Chair of the Research Department