The University Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest states that participation by academic staff members in external activities that enhance their professional skills or constitute public service can be beneficial to the university as well as to the individual. Because external activities can lead to conflicts of commitment or interest with regard to one's university responsibilities, the non-university activities must be measured and monitored.  The COI resources on the left hand menu will help you to disclose and manage conflicts arising from your non-University activities.

START myDisclosures

START myDisclosures is the online application to perform the following processes for compliance with the University Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest:

  • Academic Staff submit the Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA)
  • Unit Executive Officers review and manage RNUA disclosures
  • Investigators submit the Sponsor Specific – Significant Financial Interest disclosures
  • Investigators manage Sponsor Specific Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI)
  • Unit Executive Officers review Sponsor Specific FCOI Management Plans
  • Investigators or business managers submit FCOI Checklists (coming in winter 2016/spring 2017)
  • Investigator or business mangers track investigator FCOI training (coming in winter 2016/spring 2017)

Introducing STARTmyDisclosures

SFI Disclosure Submission Training

COI Announcements

MTEC Funding Opportunities for Faculty

Mar 10

UIC is a member of the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC).  This relatively new enterprise will provide funding opportunities in the following areas of research that may be of interest:

COI Deadlines

CRC Materials Due for 5/9/2017 Meeting

Apr 25