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The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011 or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

HOP policy 5-2011 QUESTIONS? Contact the Provost’s Office or call Mike Kerker, Associate Vice Provost at (512) 471-2694.


Audio or video recording usually increases the risk to research subjects.

Therefore, we strongly encourage researchers to use audio and video recording only as necessary to conduct research. The consent forms for research involving the recording of audio or video must include the necessary confidentiality provisions:

  1. that the interviews or sessions will be audio or videotaped;
  2. that the cassettes will be coded so that no personally identifying information is visible on them;
  3. that they will be kept in a secure place (e.g., a locked file cabinet in the investigator's office);
  4. that they will be heard or viewed only for research purposes by the investigator and his or her associates; and
  5. that they will be erased after they are transcribed or coded. If you wish to keep the recordings because of the requirements of your professional organization with respect to data or because you may wish to review them for additional analyses at a later time, the statement about erasing them should be omitted and you should state that they will be retained for possible future analysis. If you wish to present the recordings at a convention or to use them for other educational purposes, you should get special permission to do so by adding, after the signature lines on the consent form, the following statement, "We may wish to present some of the tapes from this study at scientific conventions or as demonstrations in classrooms. Please sign below if you are willing to allow us to do so with the tape of your performance." And add another signature line prefaced by, "I hereby give permission for the video (audio) tape made for this research study to be also used for educational purposes." This procedure makes it possible for a participant to agree to being taped for research purposes and to maintain the confidentiality of the information on that tape.