Research Regulations

The proposal process and operations procedures for global research must consider a range of factors beyond those associated with research conducted in the US. To evaluate your project and the applicable regulations, the following topics should be considered:

  • Externally sponsored projects must comply with the policies of both the University and the sponsor.

  • Foreign subcontracts may require additional approval with special terms and conditions to meet sponsor guidelines and public policy regulations. The University also requires that the collaborating institution has the internal controls to provide appropriate stewardship of grant monies and the research in general.

Regulatory Resources

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Office of Regulatory Affairs

If your project studies a foreign population, ethical principles and legal requirements must be adhered to protect human and animal subjects whether at home or abroad. Contact Penn’s Office of Regulatory Affairs for more details.

Office of Regulatory Affairs

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Environmental Health & Radiation Safety

Work involving rDNA must be registered and reviewed by Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).  

If you plan to package and/or ship hazardous materials (biological substances, chemicals or radioactive material) you should contact EHRS for training. 

Environmental Health & Radiation Safety

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Office of Research Services

The Office of Research Services (ORS) provides administrative support to faculty and departmental managers for sponsored project activities. ORS is responsible for proposal submission and agreement negotiation for federal sponsors and non-profit sponsors as well as all post-award activities, regardless of sponsor.

Elizabeth D. Peloso
Associate Vice President / Associate Vice Provost
Phone: +1-215-746-0234

Carolyn Poerio
Director, Pre Award Administration at ORS 
Phone: +1-215-573-6711

Kim Garrison
Director, Post Award Financial Administration
Phone: +1-215-898-2344 

Office of Research Services

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Office of Regulatory Affairs

If your project studies a foreign population, ethical principles and legal requirements must be adhered to protect human and animal subjects whether at home or abroad. Contact Penn’s Office of Regulatory Affairs for more details.

Office of Regulatory Affairs

warning

Environmental Health & Radiation Safety

Work involving rDNA must be registered and reviewed by Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).  

If you plan to package and/or ship hazardous materials (biological substances, chemicals or radioactive material) you should contact EHRS for training. 

Environmental Health & Radiation Safety

verified_user

Office of Research Services

The Office of Research Services (ORS) provides administrative support to faculty and departmental managers for sponsored project activities. ORS is responsible for proposal submission and agreement negotiation for federal sponsors and non-profit sponsors as well as all post-award activities, regardless of sponsor.

Elizabeth D. Peloso
Associate Vice President / Associate Vice Provost
Phone: +1-215-746-0234

Carolyn Poerio
Director, Pre Award Administration at ORS 
Phone: +1-215-573-6711

Kim Garrison
Director, Post Award Financial Administration
Phone: +1-215-898-2344 

Office of Research Services

For additional questions, please contact GSS