42 CFR 93.301 - Institutional assurances.
(a) General policy. An institution with PHS supported biomedical or behavioral research, research training or activities related to that research or research training must provide PHS with an assurance of compliance with this part, satisfactory to the Secretary. PHS funding components may authorize funds for biomedical and behavioral research, research training, or activities related to that research or research training only to institutions that have approved assurances and required renewals on file with ORI.
(b) Institutional Assurance. The responsible institutional official must assure on behalf of the institution that the institution -
(1) Has written policies and procedures in compliance with this part for inquiring into and investigating allegations of research misconduct; and
(2) Complies with its own policies and procedures and the requirements of this part.