Policy Number: 2006-030-io
Policy Title: Access to Protocols and other Compliance Documents

Purpose: To ensure that University of Wisconsin – Madison protocols and compliance documents are accessible to university officials and employees, regulatory and granting agencies and accreditation bodies with responsibilities pertaining to research activities. Also, a purpose of this policy is to protect safety and security interests and ensure the confidentiality of trade secrets, personnel records, and student records.

POLICY: Access to protocols and other compliance documents at the Research Animal Resource Center (“RARC”) is given to the Institutional Official, the Director of Research Compliance, the Assistant Director of RARC, and their designee(s). Assisted access is given by RARC to other University of Wisconsin officials and employees with responsibilities pertaining to research activities, as well as representatives of state and federal regulatory and granting agencies and accreditation bodies. Access is limited as described above, as documents maintained by RARC may contain trade secret and student information subject to non-disclosure obligations, certain employee personnel records, as well as confidential information relating to research materials, facilities and personnel. These records must be reviewed by the Office of Legal Affairs, and redacted as appropriate, prior to public release.

Author: B. Griffiths, L. Rusch, B. Daly
ePublication Date:[2006-01-6] (orig.)
History: amended 9/2017