Institutional Conflicts of Interest are situations where a potential or existing financial interest relationship between the University and an external entity comprises the integrity of the institutional decision-making. The Institutional COI Committee is appointed directly by the Chancellor.
For research, an Institutional COI review generally occurs when:
- University licensed Intellectual Property is being used in a human treatment study.
- The University is manufacturing the drug or device being used in a human study.
- An entity in which the University owns equity or has a financial interest is the sponsor, particularly for a human study.
- The donor sponsoring a gift supporting a study also has an interest in the data results.
Questions about Institutional COI reviews should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.