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The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011 or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at http://www.utexas.edu/research/rsc/coi/training.html.
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

HOP policy 5-2011 QUESTIONS? Contact the Provost’s Office evpp_coi@austin.utexas.edu or call Janet Dukerich, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at (512) 232-3310.

Management of Financial Conflicts of Interest

The Conflict of Interest (COI) Official and Objectivity in Research (OIR) Chair in cooperation with other relevant University committees, such as the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Institutional Biosafety Committee, will determine whether a covered individual has a financial conflict of interest (FCOI).

If a management plan is required to manage, reduce, or eliminate any conflicts of interest in regards to research, the COI Official, OIR Chair, relevant University committees, department Dean, and department Chair, in cooperation with the covered individual, will development a management plan governing that conflict of interest.

Examples of conditions or restrictions that might be imposed to manage FCOI include, but are not limited to:

  • Public disclosure of the FCOI (e.g. when presenting or publishing the research);
  • Disclosure of FCOI directly to participants in human subjects research;
  • Appointment of an independent monitor capable of taking measure to protect the design, conduct, and reporting of the research against bias resulting from FCOI;
  • Modification of the research plan;
  • Change of personnel or personnel responsibilities, or disqualification of personnel from participation in all or in portions of the research;
  • Reduction or elimination of FCOI (e.g., sale of an equity interest); or
  • Severance of relationships that create financial conflicts

Each person conducting research under a management plan must comply fully and promptly with the plan.

Word DocumentExamples of Publication Disclosure Statements for Conflicts of Interest