Financial Conflict of Interest: New Disclosure Requirements Effective Aug. 24, 2012

 

Financial Conflict of Interest: New Disclosure Requirements Effective August 24
In response to new federal regulations, all UI project directors and other key personnel must file an annual financial interest disclosure form before they may apply for sponsored project funding. Effective August 24, 2012, the Division of Sponsored Programs cannot authorize a grant or fellowship application or begin a contract negotiation until and unless the PD/PI and all other key personnel have completed the required disclosure form. DSP is unable to authorize any exceptions.

This policy will be enforced through the UI routing system, which will communicate with the UI’s electronic Conflict-of-Interest (eCOI) system, preventing the Routing Form from advancing until all key persons have completed the required disclosure form. The Division of Sponsored Programs is prohibited from authorizing any application/contract until the disclosure form has been completed and the fully approved Routing Form reaches its office. Likewise, the Human Subjects Office is unable to process IRB applications in the absence of the financial interest disclosure form. 
To prevent any delay in your proposal submission, contract negotiation, or IRB application, we urge you to complete the required financial interest disclosure form immediately, if possible, and certainly prior to August 24. You may do so online, at http://ecoi.uiowa.edu.

Additional information on the UI Conflict of Interest policy is available through the COI in Research website at https://research.uiowa.edu/coi/. Questions on the eCOI disclosure process should be directed to the UI’s Conflict of Interest in Research staff:
 
·        Charlotte Talman
Director of the COI in Research Office
charlotte-talman@uiowa.edu, 335-8892

·        Martha Hedberg
Compliance Coordinator for the COI in Research Office
martha-hedberg@uiowa.edu, 384-4256

·        James Walker
Associate Vice President for Research, COI in Research Officer
james-walker@uiowa.edu, 335-9546