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CHAPTER VIII

11. DISCLOSURE IN PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS, OF SPONSORS OF CONTRACTED RESEARCH

11.1 Disclosure Required.

In any public communication the content of which is based on the results of sponsored research, a faculty member or other employee or appointee of a Component who conducted or participated in conducting the research, shall conspicuously disclose the identity of each sponsor of the research.

11.2 Definitions. In this Paragraph:

(1) “Component” refers to a System college, university, or institute that falls within the meaning of "institution of higher education" assigned by Section 61.003 of the Texas Education Code.

(2) "Public communication" means oral or written communication intended for public consumption or distribution, including:

(a) Testimony in a public administrative, legislative, regulatory, or judicial proceeding;

(b) Printed matter including a magazine, journal, newsletter, newspaper, pamphlet, or report; or

(c) Posting of information on a website or similar Internet host for information.

(3) "Sponsor" means an entity that contracts for or provides money or materials for research.

(4) "Sponsored research" means research:

(a) That is conducted under a contract with, or that is conducted under a grant awarded by and pursuant to a written agreement with, an individual or entity other than the Component conducting the research; and

(b) In which payments received or the value of materials received under that contract or grant, or under a combination of more than one such contract or grant, constitutes at least 50 percent of the cost of conducting the research.