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 
  • Investigator or business mangers track investigator FCOI training

COI Announcements

2018 OVCR Holiday Schedules

Nov 7

Office of Research Services (ORS) 2018 Holiday Schedule

The Office of Research Services (ORS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Monday, December 24th. As such, ORS will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 21, 2018, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

To ensure timely review and processing of sponsored project documents due prior to Wednesday, January 2, 2019, please submit all necessary paperwork no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, December 14, 2018.