Conflict of Interest/Commitment
Conflicts of Interest
The guiding principle of UNO's Conflicts of Interest (COI) policy is that apparent or actual conflicts of interest must be identified and managed and/or eliminated as appropriate. In many cases, disclosure of the COI constitutes the management of the conflict.
Certain federal agencies including NIH require current COI training and periodic disclosure at specific times during the proposal submission and award process. UNO requires disclosure of any conflicts by all employees and all persons who are "investigators", on University research projects or sponsored programs.
Mandatory Conflict of Interest Disclosure
In an effort to simplify the disclosure and record-keeping process, UNO has a module in MavGrants wherein all Conflict of Interest disclosures must be made on an annual basis. These disclosures are mandated by law for all Public Health Service (PHS) funding and required of all faculty, professional staff, administrators, and others as set forth in UNO's COI Policy, regardless of funding source.
We appreciate your cooperation with this process and welcome questions.