In addition, all agreements entered into by the university are subject to publication in accordance with the State of California Public Records Act. As a public non-profit educational institution, the university is bound by certain policies and regulations, which it can and cannot accept in a clinical trail contract. These guidelines aim to protect the well-being of participants as research subjects, to promote the fundamental mission of the University in teaching, research and public service, and to minimize the various forms of responsibility associated with human research. When implementing a clinical study protocol designed by the sponsor, the university follows the sponsor`s instructions. As a non-profit public educational institution, the UCI cannot assume financial responsibility for injuries or damage resulting from the conduct of the clinical trial. .