Since UROP is an academic program there are a number of guidelines in place for participants and their mentors.
Effort is required from all parties to make UROP a rewarding educational endeavor. Participants should conduct themselves with the same integrity and high standards of conduct expected of all members of the MIT community. The Institute is extraordinarily diverse, and the ability to work with others is important.
In all cases, an approved UROP project presumes active and regular communication and oversight between participating undergraduates and their MIT faculty supervisors. Work at a corporation or other commercial entity, even under the supervision of an MIT faculty member, and even if at a startup, is not eligible for the UROP program.