The following resource allocation policies are intended to promote transparency and guide responsible use of Center resources, for both education and research:
- All projects require review and approval of the Clinical Simulation Center. Policies related to prospective review of budgets associated with the conduct of both educational and research projects include:
- Educational or research projects that annually require less than $1,000 in costs for materials or products and less than 5% of one Clinical Simulation Center’s staff time are not required to provide the Center with a budget for review prior to the implementation of projects approved by Simulation Center review on the merits of their proposed education or research.
- Educational or research projects that annually require more than $1,000 in costs for materials or products and/or more than 5% of one Clinical Simulation Center’s staff time are required to provide the Center with a budget for review prior to the implementation of the project.
- All equipment and non-consumables purchased with CSC funds to support either education or research projects remain the group property of the CSC and do not follow the faculty member after completion of the project.
- The Center Director has the authority and responsibility for timely review of both educational projects, for which instructional plans have been submitted, and research projects, which have been reviewed by the Clinical Simulation Research committee, in terms of coordinating proposed use of Center resources with existing commitments. The Center Director should communicate in writing to the lead faculty and the Executive Committee if it appears that commitments to existing projects would be compromised with the implementation of educational and research projects accepted on the basis of their merit by the Steering or Research Committees.