Procedures Concerning Allegations of Misconduct - Role of the UIIO

VI. RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ENDEAVOR (Cont.)

PROCEDURES CONCERNING ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT
IN RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES (Cont.)

These Procedures were approved by the Board of Trustees on April 11, 1997 and revised on June 28, 2002.

III. Role of the UIIO

The UIIO shall coordinate implementation of these Procedures and shall be responsible for their fair and impartial administration. The UIIO shall not be an advocate for the Complainant or the Respondent.

The UIIO shall serve as an advisor to Inquiry Panels and Investigative Committees. If so requested, the UIIO shall provide logistical support, recruit expert witnesses, and arrange for legal advice through the Office of the General Counsel.

When alleged Misconduct involves Research or Creative Activity supported by a governmental agency, the UIIO shall see that the University meets all legal requirements to apprise that agency of the status of an Inquiry or an Investigation into that alleged Misconduct. The UIIO also shall report regularly to the President, the Provost, and the VPRGS on the status of each Inquiry and each Investigation.

The UIIO shall identify the Responsible Administrator. The UIIO also shall disqualify any Responsible Administrator, and any potential or sitting member of an Inquiry Panel or Investigative Committee, if the UIIO determines that such person has a Conflict of Interest.

The UIIO shall safeguard data and other evidence pertinent to each Allegation of Misconduct and shall maintain the records of each Proceeding. The UIIO also shall have such further responsibilities as are set forth elsewhere in these Procedures.

Provisions regarding the selection, reporting responsibilities, and evaluation of the UIIO are set forth in the Appendix.

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