Research: Classified Research

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Reason for Policy: 

To record Faculty legislation regarding Classified Research

Policy Statement: 

University resources may not be used to conduct research that bears a security classification from the federal government, such as top secret, secret, or confidential.

Applications for research grants will not be accepted when all or any portion of the intended research bears a security classification from the federal government or if there is a reasonable likelihood that all or any portion of the intended research will bear a federal security classification in the future.

If all or any portion of ongoing research bears a federal security classification, the research will be terminated within a reasonable amount of time. Nothing in this policy precludes the University from seeking to have the security classification removed.

Who is Governed by this Policy: 

Anyone who conducts or supports research at the University of Oregon.

Who Should Know This Policy: 

Alll employees and students who conduct or support research.

Reviewed and Approved By: 
Robert Berdahl, Interim President
Issued by: 
Office of Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education
Revision History: 
05/10/1967 Faculty Legislation
Reissued by the Provost
02/08/2010 Policy number revised from 2.000 to 09.00.03
10/05/2010 Change title from Classified Research to Research: Classified 
1/11/2012 Policy reviewed and approved by President Berdahl on 1/9/2012.President determined policy change to be a technical correction. Correction simplifies definition of classification to Federal standards. Senate Executive Coordinator informed of change.
2/10/2012 Withdrawn from Policy Library in order for Senate to review.
2/24/2012 New draft submitted to UO Senate.
5/9/2012 Amended and approved by UO Senate.  Action was exception to standard policy procedure and required new draft and approval signatures.
6/14/2012 Approved by Robert Berdahl, Interim President <signed document>
Original Source: 
UO Policy Statement