Research Related Policies-Office of Sponsored Programs - Carnegie Mellon University


Below are CMU specific policies that may be applied to Research Administration.  For any questions regarding these policies, please contact the department responsible.

Finance Division

Sponsored Projects Accounting - Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) is responsible for managing the post-award accounting functions related to sponsored awards.

Office of Controller - dedicated team consisting of various departments and individuals committed to delivering a wide range of financial and operational services to Carnegie Mellon while ensuring overall University compliance with accounting, tax, and financial regulations.

Property Accounting Services - primary function is to provide accurate accounting of university assets and space in order to meet government and sponsor requirements, and support indirect cost recovery at Carnegie Mellon.

CMU General Policies

Code of Ethics - To comply with federal contracting requirements, Carnegie Mellon University has adopted a Code of Business Ethics & Conduct.

Consulting - Consulting includes those professional activities related to the faculty member's discipline for which remuneration (beyond a nominal honorarium or reimbursement for expenses) is received.

Intellectual Property - includes any patentable invention, any copyrightable subject matter, or trade secret. It also includes works of art, and inventions or creations that might normally be developed on a proprietary basis.

Sponsored Research

Sponsored Research is funding for research, training or public service programs provided by an external sponsor that may require formal acceptance of terms and conditions by the University related to the performance of the research.