eCOI (eRA)

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Overview of Project

This project developed and launched an online disclosure system (eCOI) that fulfills the federal regulation on financial conflict of interest in research, accreditation standards on medical education, and the institutional policies on conflict of interest under the purview of the following offices: the Conflict of Interest in Research Office, the UI Health Care Joint Office for Compliance, and the Carver College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education. 

Visions & Goals

Consolidation of the information required by several UI offices into a single disclosure form reduces the administrative burden on faculty and staff.

Announcements

The disclosure period for University employees to complete the annual disclosure of outside financial interests is February 1 to April 30 each year.  However, the disclosure form should be kept up-to-date if an employee’s circumstances change throughout the year. 
 
The following individuals are currently required to file an annual disclosure form, even if they have no outside financial interests or activities to disclose:
  • All UI Health Care faculty, P&S, SEIU, and Merit Exempt staff working 50% time or more
  • All key research personnel named on a UI routing form or, for human subjects research, named on an IRB application. 

 

Governance

Information Technology Advisory Committee in the Office of the Vice President for Research 

Project Team

 

Timeline

February 2012

  • eCOI launched for UI HealthCare employees

 

February 2012- August 2012

  • eCOI integration with Hawk IRB application and UIRIS routing form
  • eCOI rolled out for employees involved in research

 

Additional work in 2013 and beyond

  • Conflicts Management Administration
  • Supplemental questions
  • Subcontractor external disclosure
  • Consideration of changes to accommodate conflict of commitment/conflict of interest in the workplace
     
 

Documents

 

Partnerships

Conflict of Interest in Research Office
UI HealthCare
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Human Subjects Office
Office of the Provost
Division of Sponsored Programs
Research Information Systems
Human Resources
 

Feedback / Comments

If you have suggestions or feedback for the eRA Project Team, please don't hesitate to contact us at era-project@uiowa.edu.