Policies & Compliance

Each sponsored project at the University of Minnesota is conducted within a framework of regulations, policies, and procedures, including:

  • sponsor policies
  • Regents' and University policies
  • departmental and collegiate guidelines

Where the University has a policy in an area not specifically addressed by the sponsor, or where the University's policy is more restrictive than the sponsor's, the University's policy must be followed.

SPA Guidance


Sources for regulation, policy, procedure, or guidelines that relate to sponsored research:


Look for compliance regulation and requirements in these areas:

PI/Senior/Key Personnel

Humans, Animals, etc.

Travel/International Considerations