The Office of University Compliance is sponsoring a monthly Trivia Contest to raise awareness on the topics of Research Compliance, HIPAA, IRB, and FERPA.
Three questions will be posted in Newslink on the third Wednesday of the month and winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, the following week. Entries will be submitted via a Google Form and only one entry per person, per month will be allowed. Correct answers will be sorted an a winner will be chosen at random.
If you have questions regarding Compliance or Compliance Conundrums, please call the Office of University Compliance at 977-5545.
Monthly Questions and Answers
Congratulations to Robert McNair for correctly answering January's questions!
Q1: True or False: The Effort System did not generate an Effort Report for me, so I do not have to submit a certified Effort Report.
If any effort was contributed to sponsored activity you must submit and certify an effort report. The effort system will generate an effort report only if an E-PAF was properly initiated when the award was put in place. If this was not completed, a manual effort report will be required to be populated, submitted, and certified.
Q2: Why should all faculty and staff assign their ownership rights to Saint Louis University for technology developed at SLU with SLU facilities?
A2: It is the Policy at SLU that all faculty and staff assign their ownership rights to SLU if technology is developed at SLU with the use of SLU facilities.
Q3: What three things need to be done before a new person can start working with live animals?
A3: 1) Complete Mandatory Animal Use Orientation
2) Submit OHP Medical History Questionnaire to Employee Health
3) Add person to appropriate animal use protocol
Congratulations to Jenny Gandhi for correctly answering February's questions!
Q1: What is Protected Health Information (PHI)?
A1: PHI is information about the past, present, or future physical or mental health of a person, the provision of health care to a person and payment for care.
Q2: List 5 examples of Protected Health Information (PHI).
A2: Name, Address, SSN, Dates, MRN, Telephone Number, Email, License Plate Number, Full Facial Photographs, Fax Numbers, Health Plan Numbers, Account Numbers, Certificate/License Numbers, Device Identifiers, Web URLs, IP Addresses, Biometric Identifiers, or any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code.
Q3: HIPAA has an impact on which four areas of health care?
A3: Clinical Care, Administrative/Business, Marketing/Fundraising, and Research.
Please see March's questions and answers below.
Q1: What document is required to transfer materials to and from Saint Louis University for research purposes?
A1: A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)
Q2: What is the difference between an "export" and a "deemed export"?
A2: Export: (1) actual shipment of any covered goods or items; (2) the electronic or digital transmission of any covered goods, items or related goods or items; (3) any release or disclosure, including verbal disclosures or visual inspections, of any technology, software or technical data to any foreign national; or (4) actual use or application of covered technology on behalf of or for the benefit of a foreign entity or person anywhere.
Deemed Export: A release of export controlled technology or software source code to a Foreign Person in the US.
Q3: I worked last summer on a sponsored award and just remembered that I did not include it on my effort report I certified 3 Months ago. Can I submit a MOA and get paid now 9 months after the fact?
A3: Probably not.
You have an opportunity at effort reporting time to add missing effort to the report. If you certify your effort without that activity included you have implicitly said you did not contribute the effort related to that activity. The certifications on the effort report are a serious commitment of how you spent your time. Federal regulators have found the premise that the recollection of effort done a long time after effort certifications being more accurate than the certifications done at the effort cycle to be not credible.