In pursuit of our core mission, and consistency with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai institutional policies and external regulatory requirements, we have developed guidance documents to direct certain aspects of faculty-industry interactions.
The Academic Research Organization (ARO) guidelines outline our institutional rules when Mount Sinai is asked to commit its academic expertise and institutional resources to provide research-related functions needed to support the conduct of industry-funded clinical trials.
The Guidance for Employee Participation in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) provides direction for faculty members participating, or considering participation, in technology development with U.S.-based start-ups or small business concerns through the federally funded SBIR and STTR program.
The Policy on Mentor-Trainee Responsibilities Relating to Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research was designed to help faculty members and their research groups navigate the COI issues surrounding mentorship, collaborations, and academic freedom.
Other Institutional Policies include: