Undergraduate students may engage in research via a variety of mechanisms: as researchers paid on sponsored awards or by other funding; as volunteer researchers; or, in their student role, executing research for credit. Faculty principal investigators are responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant sponsored award terms and University policies, including those related to research compliance, safety, hiring, volunteers and intellectual property. Below are relevant websites and policies:

UVA Vice President for Research

New PI Responsibility Policy (forthcoming fall 2021)

Volunteer Policy   

Recruiting and Hiring of University Staff and Wage Employees Policy

Safety of Students in Laboratories, Makerspaces, Shops, and Studios Policy

Patent Policy

UVA Licensing and Ventures Group Patent Agreement and Assignment

Laboratory Notebook and Recordkeeping Policy

Vice President for Research Site on Research Data Security

Data Protection of University Information Policy