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Research Policies and Procedures

Research Policies

These policies have been approved by Tech's Board of Regents and are therefore official university policy:

COI Interim Policy (pdf)

Official Policy on Research Integrity (pdf)

Official Policy on Human Subjects Research (pdf)

Sponsored Projects Administrative Research Policies

Research Sexual Harassment Procedures

Fringe Rates

FY24 F&A Rates

Extra and Supplemental Compensation on Sponsored Projects Extra Service Pay Policy

Policies Pending Approval

Safety Policy Final Draft Pending Approval - May 2024

Research Procedure

The Research Office develops policies and procedures on an as-needed basis to help facilitate research training, proposal routing, and proposal submission:

Start Up Funding

All newly-hired researchers for New Mexico Tech must successfully complete a laboratory safety training given by Tech's Hazardous Materials and Laboratory Safety Specialist before they can receive any start-up funding from the Office for Research.

If you are a new hire and need to attend a laboratory safety training, please call 575-517-0646 or email ben.thomas@nmt.edu to schedule.

Conflicts of Interest

2023 COI in Research Procedure approved

Human Subjects Research

All information and forms related to Human Subjects Research are now located on the IRB webpage.

Please be aware that federal law requires you to receive IRB approval before you start any research project that uses human subjects. This type of research must also follow specific federal rules and guidelines to receive IRB approval. See the IRB webpages or contact New Mexico Tech's IRB Administrator for more information.

Export Control Compliance Program

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) is committed to complying with all applicable export control laws and regulations. These controls have become increasingly prevalent in the modern research community, resulting in the need for appropriate university compliance and oversight. The purpose of the NMT Export Control Compliance Program is to provide this oversight and help faculty, staff and students understand their responsibility for export control compliance.

Violation of U.S. Export Controls are punishable by fines, prison time, and debarment. These penalties apply to the individual (faculty, staff or students) and the institution (NMT). The most important risk mitigation strategy is comprehensive oversight of export-controlled activities to proactively manage compliance. More information about this program can be found here

Any questions or comments should be directed to Val Thomas at: valerie.thomas@nmt.edu.

New Mexico Tech Animal Care and Use Program

New Mexico Tech is committed to the highest standards in the ethical treatment of animals in research, and NMT follows the requirements and guidelines set forth in the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). https://olaw.nih.gov/about-us.htm

New Mexico Tech maintains an Animal Welfare Assurance through OLAW. 


NMT's  Research Compliance division provides consultation and compliance services to researchers conducting or considering Animal Research.

Please direct questions or concerns regarding the NMT Animal Care and Use Program to Val Thomas at valerie.thomas@nmt.edu