Policies and Compliance

Policies and Compliance

Office of Scholarship Support

As a faculty member or student at University of Phoenix, the Office of Scholarship Support (OSS) provides you with information and resources to aid you in developing, funding, executing and disseminating your research.

The Office of Scholarship Support oversees the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Committee on Research (COR). It also administers the Teaching and Learning Fellowship Program, General Research Grant, Excellence in Publishing Award, and SAS Research Award. The Academic Review process for SAS dissertation chairs is housed in OSS. 

Committee on Research

Requests to conduct University of Phoenix focused research or with a UOPX sample are reviewed by the Committee on Research on a monthly basis. If you’d like to conduct research involving University of Phoenix, please review the FAQs, and then submit a research study application via our website.

Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) protects the rights and treatment of human research subjects. University of Phoenix has a local board that reviews all research projects to ensure they meet IRB standards and regulations. Our researchers and research reviewers are educated on IRB compliance. Learn More about the IRB at our website.

University of Phoenix Federalwide Assurance Number: 00004202

Intellectual Property at University of Phoenix

All University of Phoenix (UOPX) students and faculty members own the intellectual property that is created by them as a solely academic endeavor, subject to a license back to Apollo Education Group, Inc., the parent company of UOPX. For example, even when UOPX is funding the research, the intellectual property belongs to the student or the faculty member doing the research. With respect to intellectual property rights, there is no difference between a full-time and part-time faculty member. Special circumstances regarding academic research that may require review include research projects that are expected to be funded by multiple institutions, or research that is not a solely academic endeavor. Intellectual property that is developed by employees and/or using UOPX or Apollo Education Group resources (excluding resources accessed and used entirely as part of a student or faculty academic endeavor) is owned by Apollo Education Group, Inc. In addition, intellectual property that contains company proprietary information or that relates to the business of the company is owned by Apollo Education Group, Inc.