External Resources

Federal Government

A few select Federal sponsors:

State of Maine

 Other sponsors of research in Maine

University of Maine

Student Opportunities

In addition to participation in research projects directed by faculty principal investigators, and the Fulbright Student Program listed below, there are a number of additional opportunities that are directed specifically to students:

This web page provides a ‘short list’ of federal regulations, and University of Maine System (UMS), University of Maine (UMaine), and Office of Research Administration (ORA) policies and procedures governing sponsored activity at the University of Maine.  Additional  information and guidance on these and other relevant regulations and policies can be found by following the links provided by subtopic heading or via the links provided under Compliance on the sidebar menu.

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Federal Regulations

e-CFR – Searchable database of U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Fiscal Accountability

Office of Management & Budget

Federal Acquisition Regulations

Responsible Conduct of Research

Conflict of Interest

  • 42 CFR Part 50 § F – PHS Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought
  • 45 CFR Part 94  – PHS Responsible Prospective Contractors

Laboratory & Environmental Safety

Enhanced Whistleblower Protection

  • Pub. L. 112–239 – National Defense Authorization Act
  • 48 CFR 52.203-17 –  Federal Acquisition Regulation; Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections

Export Control Regulations

Intellectual Property

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UMS Policies & Procedures

Laws Governing Higher Education & UMS Policies/Procedures – List of federal and state laws governing higher education, and list of UMS policies and procedures

UMS Administrative Practice Letters – Index

Fiscal Accountability

Responsible Conduct of Research

See UMaine RCR

Conflict of Interest

Animal & Human Subjects

Laboratory & Environmental Safety

Enhanced Whistelblower Protection

Export Control Regulations

See UMaine ECR

Intellectual Property

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UMaine & ORA Policies & Procedures

Fiscal Accountability

Responsible Conduct of Research

Conflict of Interest

Animal & Human Subjects

Laboratory & Environmental Safety (SEM)

Enhanced Whistelblower Protection

Export Control Regulations

Intellectual Property

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