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COI Contacts

(520) 626-6406
Office Hours
First Wednesdays - 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Faculty Commons & Advisory (Health Sciences & Innovation Bldg., Room 202)
Second Wednesdays - 2 pm – 5 pm
College of Optical Sciences (Meinel Bldg., Room 634)

Taren Ellis Langford, JD
Conflict of Interest Staff
Tish Liggett, JD, PhD
COI Analyst
(520) 626-7879 
Judi Lopez
COI Analyst
(520) 621-3308
Ann DeBellis
Program Coordinator
(520) 621-6996
Areanna Castillo (Student Assistant)

Street Address
1618 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Mailing Address
PO Box 210409
Tucson, AZ 85721

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Message to the Public


University of Arizona Policy

The University of Arizona has a responsibility to ensure integrity and transparency in managing the intersections of its public and private interests, thereby preserving the integrity of its research enterprise and the public’s trust. The University has implemented its Individual Conflict of Interest in Research Policy to assist University of Arizona investigators in applying and complying with the University’s requirements regarding training, disclosure, review, and reporting of conflicts of interest.

The Individual Conflict of Interest in Research Policy is part of an institutional culture of ethics and good judgment in the University’s performance of all of its missions (teaching, research, public service) and its administrative and business operations. Each investigator has an obligation to become familiar with, and abide by, this policy. Research, Innovation & Impact is responsible for ensuring compliance with this policy.

When in doubt, disclose!

If you participate in research under the auspices of the University, you are required to comply with the University’s Individual Conflict of Interest in Research Policy (the “ICOIR Policy”).  In particular, you are required to periodically disclose to the University whether you have any significant financial interests or significant personal interests that may be related to your research.  These disclosure requirements apply to all foreign entities, including, but not limited to, employment and/or payments from foreign entities.  You also must complete COI training once every four years.

For an overview of the distinctions between the Individual Conflict of Interest in Research and the Conflict of Commitment Policies, please see this COMPARISON TABLE.