This page provides a consolidated list of key WashU research policies, procedures, and other guidance. If you would like to submit a request to add a resource to this list, please email

Animal Welfare Guidelines for the Care and Use of Research Animals

Authorship and Publication

Clinical Trial Registration

Commercial Sale of Blood & Tissue Samples Policy

Code of Conduct

Conflicts of Interest – Individual (Research)

Conflicts of Interest – Institutional

Consulting Agreements

Controlled Substances in Laboratory and Animal Research

Copyrights, Faculty Guidance for

Electronic Storage of Research Study Documents

Environmental Health & Safety, Policies & Procedures​​

Expert Witness Testimony Policy and Affirmation Form

Export Control Laws and Research at Washington University

External Audits, Inquiries, Inspections, and Unannounced Visits, Guidelines for

Faculty Practice Plan Policies

Financial Management of Sponsored Projects

Good Clinical Practice, Education in​

Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Guidelines

Human Subjects Education Policy

Human Research Participant Protection, Institutional Statement of Commitment


Institutional Review Board Membership Letter

Institutional Review Board Policies & Procedures

Intellectual Property Policy

Internal Competitions Program

Investigational Drug/Device Accountability Policy & Sample Logs

NIH Public Access

Open Research and Free Dissemination of Ideas and Information, Policy on

Private Use of Washington University Research Facilities, Policy on

Records Management Policy​

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Research Integrity Policy

Start-Up Company, Policy on the University’s Relationship with a Faculty

Travel Policy