Office for Responsible Outside Interests

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Managing outside interests and commitments protects the integrity of The University of Arizona and its research.

Required COI Training for InvestigatorsCOI Training for AdministratorseDisclosure

Conflict of Interest (COI) and Conflict of Commitment (COC) Forms

Disclosures are critical for maintaining UArizona's high standards in the conduct of its research and research-related activities.

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About Responsible Outside Interests

The Office for Responsible Outside Interests' goal is to align outside interest and activities with UArizona's mission to disseminate knowledge through teaching, research and public service in a way that ensures transparency, integrity and public trust.
OROI is responsible for ensuring conflicts of interest and commitment are mitigated and promoting objectivity in research.

Appropriate relationships with private industry and the nonprofit sector further UArizona's mission to disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, and public service.
However, these external activities may have the potential for a conflict when the activities, income, or other interests affect, or appear to affect, activities pursued or decisions made within the University.

What We Do

We are responsible for UArizona's Conflicts of Interest & Commitment Policy, UArizona's disclosure system (eDisclosure), ensuring conflicts of interest and commitment are appropriately eliminated or managed, and promoting objectivity in research.

Services We Offer

  • Help UA entrepreneurs manage start-up activities and institutional responsibilities
  • Collaborate with researchers to protect the integrity of UA research
  • Work with undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other University trainees to inform them of identified conflicts of interest
  • Provide conflict of interest and commitment training
  • Support compliance with federal regulations and state law disclosure requirements

Who We Serve

Research Investigators

We serve both UArizona Investigators and Non-UA Subcontractors, Consultants, and Collaborators

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University Employees

who are entering into an Outside Activity or have a Substantial Interest

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Students, postdocs & trainees

includes anyone who is an “Investigator” on a Research Project at the University

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University Administrators

who have an Outside Interest or are aware of an Institutional Financial Interest

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