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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Policy on Individual Conflicts of Interest (COI) and Commitment (CoC) is a Chancellor-approved policy specific to UNC Chapel Hill. It is based on a combination of federal regulations (Code of Federal Regulations, 42 CFR Part 50 and 45 CFR Part 94), UNC General Administration Policy and applicable North Carolina State statutes.

Everyone on campus is covered by this policy: faculty and staff (full-time, part-time, and temporary), students and trainees. In some cases, non-UNC individuals participating in research at UNC-Chapel Hill may fall under this policy.


The Institutional Conflict of Interest Policy is approved by the Board of Trustees and specific to UNC-Chapel Hill. It is a policy based on best practice congruent with major research institutions and following guidance from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and AAHRPP.

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