Resources

Sponsored Projects Handbook  (Log-in is required to access this link)
The Sponsored Projects Handbook has been created to give practical guidance to faculty and administrative staff of Columbia University in the management of sponsored projects funded by both governmental and private organizations. This Handbook will acquaint new investigators and administrators with the research policies and procedures of the University and serve as a reference guide for all investigators and administrators.

Clinical Research Handbook  (Log-in is required to access this link)
The Clinical Research Handbook is a companion resource to the Sponsored Projects Handbook. It is geared to the clinical research coordinator and again follows the key phases of conducting clinical research at Columbia, from training to audits. It also includes a chapter on FDA-regulated research.

Animal Research Handbook  (Log-in is required to access this link)
The Animal Research Handbook is a companion resource to the Sponsored Projects Handbook. It is designed to be a reference guide for faculty and staff who are involved in research using animals.

Research Radiation Safety Handbook  (Log-in is required to access this link)
This Handbook has been created to give practical guidance to faculty and staff at Columbia University conducting research using sources of ionizing radiation so that the use of such sources is carried out in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and University policies and procedures.

Research Compliance Training
The Office of Research Compliance and Training, along with other University offices, sponsors a host of courses, both on-line and in-person, covering a range of research compliance topics.

Medical Research with Animals
Columbia University is committed to the use of animals in biomedical research only when all other options have been determined to be inadequate or inappropriate. We understand the responsibility associated with animal-based research and aim to provide the highest level of ethical and humane care. This website provides information about research conducted with animals at the University.

Effort Reporting
Effort reporting is the federally-mandated process by which the salary charged to a sponsored project is documented as being reasonable in relation to the effort expended on that project.

RASCAL
RASCAL is a web-based suite of IT modules that was developed to simplify the University's research compliance and administration processes. It was designed internally to help investigators and administrators manage ongoing research projects and related compliance activities at the University. RASCAL is used by many of the University's primary research administration offices.