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)

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SFI Disclosure Submission Training

COI Announcements

Grants and Contracts Sponsored Program Expenditures Reports Available

Dec 11

This announcement applies to Chicago only.

The UIC Office of Grants and Contracts has published the “Analysis of Sponsored Program Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2013 – 2017” on the OBFS website.

While the overall reporting format has not changed, the OVCR Grants and Contracts Office has published this report in both PDF and Excel formats to facilitate further analysis by units.

2017 OVCR Holiday Schedules

Nov 7

Office of Research Services (ORS) 2017 Holiday Schedule

The Office of Research Services (ORS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Monday, December 25th. As such, ORS will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

To ensure timely review and processing of sponsored project activities - applications and related documents due prior to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - please be advised of the following internal deadlines:

OBFS Policies Open Comment Period: Procurement Conflicts of Interest

Jun 13

The Office of Business and Financial Services presents new policy and procedural information to review information disclosed by employees under the Report of Non-University Activity process as well as financial information disclosed by vendors in accordance with Sections 50-13 and 50-35 of the Procurement Code to determine if a prohibited or potential conflict of interest exists. A new Open Comment period begins today and will close on Friday, June 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Open Membership Research Workshops

Apr 5

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research invites you to participate in our open membership research workshops related to the UIC “Research Strengths and Themes” that will help develop the areas or subareas of UIC faculty research in emerging funding opportunities.

COI Deadlines

CRC Materials Due for 2/13/2018 Meeting

Jan 30

CRC Materials Due for 4/10/2018 Meeting

Mar 27

CRC Materials Due for 5/8/2018 Meeting

Apr 24