The University of Arizona

Research Administrators

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Research Administrators

Research Administrator is defined as:

“Any individual employed by the University on a full-time or part-time basis whose responsibilities include participation in any manner in contracts or services related to research administration, research contracting, research compliance, responsible conduct of research, sponsored projects & contracting services, or technology transfer (whether at the University, college, department, or program level) and who are in a position to influence decisions or commit University resources in the performance of his/her Institutional Responsibilities. This term does not include (a) individuals whose responsibilities are purely clerical or are performed solely under immediate supervision; (b) employees of Purchasing and Contracting Services (who are subject to Procurement and Contracting Services policy number 1.4); or (c) senior-level “University Administrators” (who are subject to the Institutional Conflict of Interest policy).”

What to Disclose

Research Administrators have the responsibility to disclose all outside interests, including those of their family members and relatives, which can reasonably be seen as related to their institutional responsibilities.

When to Disclose

  • Research administrators must submit a disclosure to their supervisor upon becoming aware of an outside interest that is related to, or that may reasonably appear to be related to, their institutional responsibilities.
  • Disclosures should be updated annually, or more often in the event of a change in the outside interests.

How to Disclose

Prior to disclosing, you must complete a short Conflict of Interest training module. This training is embedded in the Online Disclosure. Log in to the disclosure system using your NetID and Password to complete the required training and your disclosure.  Upon on completion of your disclosure, please email the Conflict of Interest Program with the name of your supervisor so that your disclosure is routed appropriately.

The training is valid for four (4) years, after which time you must complete the training again. It is recommended that you keep a copy of your training certificate.

For detailed instructions for completing your disclosure, please see Instructions for Completing Your Financial Disclosure.

Please contact the Conflict of Interest Program at coi@email.arizona.edu or (520) 626-6406 for assistance.