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Conflict of Interest

The Ohio State University requires certain faculty, staff members, postdoctoral researchers, and students to complete an annual financial disclosure to comply with federal conflict of interest (COI) regulations, accreditation requirements, and Ohio State University policies. The following faculty, staff, and students are required to complete the 2019 eCOI disclosure form:

Faculty who:

  • Have been identified as a project director, principal investigator or senior/key personnel (including non-university employee consultants) on sponsored projects during the past 12 months
  • Are investigators, senior or key personnel on current Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) protocols during the past 12 months
  • Received salary support during the past 12 months from specific federal grants or industry-sponsored projects, which require COI reporting
  • Have fiduciary and financial responsibility for their units, college, or the university
  • Are member physicians of The Ohio State University Faculty Group Practice

Staff members, Administrators, and Students who:

  • Participated as investigators, senior or key personnel on sponsored projects during the past 12 months
  • Are investigators, senior or key personnel on current IRB, IACUC or IBC protocols during the past 12 months
  • Received salary support during the past 12 months from specific federal grants or industry-sponsored projects, which require COI reporting
  • Have fiduciary and financial responsibility for their units, college, or the university
  • Are among certain other select staff from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC)

Please note that the federal regulations and University policy require faculty, staff, and students to update their COI disclosures within thirty days of receiving any new financial interests. Failure to complete this form may result in research coming to a hard stop. 

Answers to frequently asked questions on COI Disclosures can be found here, and the conflict of interest policy can be found here.