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 Conflicts of Interest & Commitment 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 shares the responsibility 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 EDGE Learning.

Your Annual Certification must be updated within 30 days of acquiring a new interest or changes to an existing interest, or at least annually.  Additionally, you must also submit a Research Certification for each non-sponsored and sponsored research project.


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