Conflicts of interest (COI)

What are the COI and COC requirements during the pre-award stage?

At the time of proposal submission to a federal funding agency, Investigators must have an up-to-date COI certification.  That means each Investigator has:

How are Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment related?

Conflict of interest (COI) and conflict of commitment (COC) reviews are separate because COI relates to bias in decisions and COC relates to University Employee’s time & effort for UArizona, UArizona resources and UArizona Assets.

Sponsors & funders have identified the following concerns: 

New, Consolidated Disclosure System Now Available

eDisclosure is now available for conflict of interest (COI) submissions—annual disclosures and research certifications—and conflict of commitment (COC) form submissions.

For information on using eDisclosure, the following options are available:

Video Demos and Instructional Material: eDisclosure Information (NetID required)

REMINDER: Rollout of New Conflict of Interest/Commitment system

Implementing a New, Faster Conflict of Interest System

June 11 is the last day to submit Research Certifications and Annual Disclosures in the legacy COI Disclosure System.

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

Implementing a New, Faster Conflict of Interest System

The Conflict of Interest (COI) Program will launch a new system, eDisclosure, designed to make submitting COC Forms (Requests for Approval of Outside Employment and Commitments) easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information webpage.

New Systems Information for COI, COC, HSPP, and Proposals

Beginning this summer, the Office of Research, Innovation and Impact will sequentially roll out and upgrade new systems designed to make your work related to Conflict of Interest and Commitment matters, the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP), and research proposals much easier.

Adoption of Interim Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy

To: University Community
From: Conflict of Interest Program
Subject: Adoption of Interim Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy
Date: May 17, 2021

Notice of Policy Revision and Policy Repeal

Interim Conflicts of Interest & Commitment Policy

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