42 CFR § 93.303 - Assurances for small institutions.
(a) If an institution is too small to handle research misconduct proceedings, it may file a “Small Organization Statement” with ORI in place of the formal institutional policies and procedures required by §§ 93.301 and 93.304.
(b) By submitting a Small Organization Statement, the institution agrees to report all allegations of research misconduct to ORI. ORI or another appropriate HHS office will work with the institution to develop and implement a process for handling allegations of research misconduct consistent with this part.
(c) The Small Organization Statement does not relieve the institution from complying with any other provision of this part.