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Conflicts of Commitment and Interest

The Vice Chancellor for Research is responsible for the implementation of the University of Illinois Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest on the Urbana campus.

The Policy is available at http://research.uillinois.edu/conflict-interest/coci-policy, along with forms, answers to frequently asked questions, and other resources relating to our annual disclosure process, the Report of Non-University Activities.

Additional Information

Sponsor-Specific Requirements

Creating Conflict Management Plans

Recent Presentations Relating to Conflict of Interest and Annual Disclosure

Interim Guidelines for Licensing to University Employee Start-Up Companies

Conflict Management Oversight Meetings

When a Management Oversight Committee meets, a report on the meeting should be submitted to the Unit Executive Officer (UEO)

Familial Conflict of Interest - Policies and Resources

Many apparent conflicts of interest resulting from researcher family relationships can be managed by following standard University policies. Below are links to two relevant campus policies, and a sample letter that can be modified and sent to family members who serve as co-investigators or co-participants in a sponsored research project. Some cases may require additional management mechanisms or review, as in the case where human subjects are involved in the research.

Family relationships can sometimes create conflicts of interest relative to the procurement of goods and services. It is important to work with University Purchasing to seek appropriate approvals of a procurement of goods or services when there is a familial relationship between a University employee and the vendor.

Information about COI in Purchasing

Please see Section 7 (Purchasing) of the OBFS Policy Manual

COI Training Available from the Office of Research Integrity, US Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Research Integrity provides a discussion of Conflict of Interest as part of its Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research.