Compliance & Ethics

All universities are required to comply with federal and state regulations governing business practices, safety and ethics. As a recipient of federal monies, Bellarmine University and all researchers are required to meet all requirements outlined in Uniform Guidance:

•    Joint Interim Final Rule Implementing Uniform Guidance for all Federal award-making agencies (pdf)
 
•    2 CFR Part 200 “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Award (pdf)
 
•    2 CFR Part 200 “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Award (web)

Ethics & Financial Disclosure

All Bellarmine University researchers are required to adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Investigators and participants in federally funded programs must complete the ORI’s
online ethics course and provide the Office of Sponsored Projects with completion certificates for sections one through five.

As part of the institution’s commitment to ethics in research, Bellarmine also requires researchers to complete a form disclosing any and all financial interests associated with funded research or any other external agreements that might potential compromise university-based research or represent a conflict of interest.

Bellarmine University endorses and will enforce the Office of Research Integrity’s definition of research misconduct.