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The Academic Senate and Board of Trustees recently approved new updates to the University’s Conflict of Interest Policy 1-006 that went into effect on July 1, 2020. The COI Office in collaboration with Research Education is offering a series of Best Practices discussions to help educate employees of the new changes to the policy. Some of those changes include:

  • New financial disclosure requirements for faculty and staff.
  • New financial thresholds for determining conflicts of interests related to transactions (e.g., purchasing, sub-awards, licenses, contracts, etc.).
  • Updated definitions of employee responsibilities subject to COI review (Research, Scholarly or Educational Activities, Transactions).
  • New rules within the policy to describe the processes by which COI reviews are conducted for each area of work.

Please visit Conflict of Inerest (COI) website - Updates to COI Policy 1-006 for more detailed information


Last Updated: 4/5/21