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Conflicts of interest (COI) in research may occur when an investigator's private interests (such as outside professional or financial relationships) may compete with his or her professional obligations to UNM.
Conflicts of interest are inevitable part of conducting research and do not necessarily suggest any impropriety on the part of the principal investigator. Most conflicts can be successfully resolved without impeding research activities. A COI may exist despite the principal investigator's adherence to the highest standards of conduct. >> more
New Policy: Annual Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Disclosure
Disclosing the required information at the earliest possible time affords the best protection of an investigator's interests. Investigators are encouraged to disclose any situation that could conceivably be viewed as a conflict of interest or a reportable financial interest. When in doubt, it is safer to disclose. FCOI disclosure is required for investigators participating in all research proposals/protocol submissions to the following offices:
- Main Campus Pre-Award Services
- Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Human Research Review Committee (HRRC)
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
- Any UNM unit handling internal research awards using a formal review process (RAC, CRTC, ACS-IRG)
Previous COI Forms will no longer be accepted after August 20, 2012.