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Students, Postdocs & Trainees

Conflict of Interest Requirements for Students, Postdocs and Trainees

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”).  Anyone who is an “Investigator” on a research project at the University (whether or not externally funded) must submit a Conflict of Interest disclosure.  “Investigator” is a defined term in the policy, and generally means “any person who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of Research.”  This may include students, postdocs and trainees.

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.  You also must complete COI training once every four years. The COI Disclosure training course can be accessed through the Research Gatewayor directly through the COI Disclosure System.

The ICOIR Policy requires that your disclosure be updated when any of the following occur:

    1. within 30 days of acquiring a new interest,
    2. annually (even if you do not have anything new to report), and
    3. for each new project, which includes each new proposal you submit through Sponsored Project Services, new or continuing awards, new non-sponsored projects and new IRB protocols.