RNUA Training Sessions & Weekly Drop-In Office Hours

RNUA Training for Disclosers (Open to all Academic Staff)

This training provides information and guidance on what activities are required to be disclosed on the Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA) to comply with the University Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest. The training will discuss scenarios that could present non-compliance. Disclosers will learn about the University’s requirements to conduct retrospective review and report to our federal sponsors. Academic staff will learn how to access the online application, resources and guidance to support the disclosure process.
Date Zoom Meeting
September 22, 2021 10:00-11:00 am Register
September 30, 2021 3:00-4:00 pm Register

RNUA Training for Reviewers (Unit Executive Officers and Assistants/Facilitators)

Trainings will cover a brief overview of the disclosure process and focus on the review process for Unit Executive Officers and assistants that help to facilitate the review process. The COI Office will provide information and guidance on activities that may present potential or actual conflicts of commitment or interest and steps the UEO must take manage and complete the review process in order to comply with the University Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest.

Initial training sessions will provide overview for all reviewers. Later sessions will be targeted at reviewers for 1st levels of review (home orgs and secondary appointments) and 2nd level reviewers (deans, vice chancellors, chancellor).
Date Zoom Meeting
(Training targeted at all reviewers to provide an overview introduction to the review process) These review trainings that occur before the deadline for academic staff to submit disclosures are geared at providing Executive Officers and administrators with a boarder overview of the disclosure and review process. We will discuss what needs to be reported to the University to comply with the University Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest and why some academic staff undergo non-compliance reviews.
September 23, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00 pm
September 30, 2021 11:00am – 12:00 pm
(Training targeted at 1st level reviews) The first level review trainings will discuss the requirements of first level reviewers. We will discuss how reviewers should use disclosures to identify issues that may require management. We will look at some examples of disclosures. We will look at the online resources for reviewers and discuss the expectations of a department management plan. We will discuss disclosures (or lack of) that present Conflicts of Commitment and Interest. We will discuss non-compliance cases scenarios and processes to identify and review non-compliance.
October 7, 2021 11:00am-12:00 pm
October 13, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm
(Training targeted at 2nd level reviews) The second level review trainings will discuss the requirements of second level reviewers. We will discuss how second level reviewers should use disclosures to identify issues that may require management and work with the first level reviewers to ensure compliance with the University Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest. We will look at some examples of disclosures and assess if conflicts are managed. We will review online resources for reviewers and discuss the expectations second level reviewers should have for their review of a department management plan. We will discuss disclosures (or lack of) that present conflicts of commitment and interest. We will discuss non-compliance scenarios and processes to identify and review non-compliance.
November 3, 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Register
November 11, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00 pm Register

Weekly Office Hours - Open to Disclosers and Reviewers

Weekly Office hours are available for disclosers and/or reviewers to discuss with the COI Office questions about disclosing activities and/or conducting reviews of disclosures.
Mondays, weekly from September 20, 2021 to November 22, 2021, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Join Zoom
Thursdays, weekly from September 22, 2021 to November 18, 2021, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Join Zoom

To schedule an RNUA Training for your department or college, please contact Jacquelyn Jancius, jancius@uic.edu.