Mississippi State University is concerned to protect the rights, dignity, health, safety and privacy of research subjects, the welfare of animals and the integrity of the environment. The University is also concerned to protect the health, safety, rights and academic freedom of researchers and the reputation of the University as a center for properly conducted, high quality research. This document is written to forward those ends, and to comply with the legitimate requirements of outside research funders and collaborators.
This procedure applies to everyone carrying out research under the auspices of Mississippi State University, whether their current place of work is within or outside University premises. This includes, but is not limited to, all staff, visiting researchers, those with honorary posts, and registered students. It is the responsibility of the principal investigator on a project to ensure that all researchers involved in the project are aware of and comply with the policies of the University and federal funding agencies.