Respectful Workplace in the Research Setting

The School of Medicine is committed to providing a work environment that is conducive to teaching and learning, research, the practice of medicine and patient care.  Stanford’s special purposes in this regard depend on a shared commitment among all members of the community to respect each person’s worth and dignity.

Because of their roles within the School of Medicine, faculty members, in particular, are expected to treat all members of the Stanford Community with civility, respect and courtesy and with an awareness of the potential impact of their behavior on staff, students and other faculty members.

For reappointment and promotion actions, application of criteria for evaluating the quality of scholarly activities includes specific expectations regarding a faculty member’s professional behavior in the workplace.  Such factors relevant to evaluation of whether the standards for clinical performance have been met include:

• The ability to work effectively as part of a research team
• Effective communication with colleagues, staff and students
• Professionalism, institutional compliance and ethics

Results from the distribution of clinical excellence and teaching evaluation forms, as well as from referee letters, will aid reviewing bodies in assessing a faculty member’s performance in the workplace.

360 Evaluation for Principal Investigators Leading Research Groups

The 360 evaluation process is carried out at years 2 and 5 of the assistant professor’s appointment in order to receive input from trainees, peers and staff about their interpersonal and mentoring performance. The process is considered primarily developmental; i.e., to assist in identifying strengths and developing goals for improvement; but it serves an evaluative purpose as the reports are included in the reappointment and promotion file.  This 360 evaluation focuses on management and leadership skills in five domains:  

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Expectations, Goal-Setting, and Feedback 
  • Professionalism and Ethical Conduct
  • Wellness and Well-Being
  • Career and Professional Development of Others


  • 360 Process Overview and FAQs
  • Where can faculty develop skills? Please see list of available faculty programs and workshops that map to each of the competency domains being evaluated HERE
  • View sample report HERE


Research Management Group (RMG)

The Research Management Group is the central resource for and expert partner on research administration at the School, providing support and oversight of sponsored projects. This site contains comprehensive information about processes, opportunities, and the roles and responsibilities of all individuals involved with the research process.

Clinician Educators can find information about PI waivers here.

The Funding Information Resources page includes:

  • recent funding opportunities
  • searchable databases of internal and extramural funding availability
  • principal investigatorship eligibility and waiver policy
  • postdoctoral fellowships
  • other resources for researchers


To be added to the Internal Stanford University Email Funding Opportunity Announcements for upcoming NIH & Foundation funding opportunities (Stanford faculty and staff only), contact

How to find your department’s Research Process Manager, your department’s institutional representative for sponsored projects who manages the proposal process with you.



MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTERS in the School of Medicine.


Managing Conflicts of Interest

The Conflicts of Interest site provides detailed information regarding Stanford's COI policies, including faculty consulting policies, disclosure and review procedures, and  contacts at the School and University for managing conflicts of commitment and interest.

Additional policies pertinent to the School of Medicine are:

Research Policy Handbook

The Research Policy Handbook addresses the conduct of research at Stanford University. Topics include academic policies, financial aspects of sponsored project administration, and using human subjects or laboratory animals in research.

Clinical & Translational Research

Clinical Trials

The Clinical Trials Directory contains several searchable directories of clinical trials at Stanford; you can search for adult or pediatric trials by condition or for trials organized by department.

SPECTRUM: Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research 

Spectrum is an independent research center, partly funded by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, to support and transform clinical and translational science at Stanford.

Spectrum supports programs (bioethics, biostatistics, career development and diversity, research education and mentoring, biomedical seminars) and resources for investigators, including:

Human Subjects and the Institutional Review Board 

The Institutional Review Board oversees research using human participants at Stanford.

Compliance Panels 

School of Medicine Biomedical Seminars Calendar