Institutional Conflict of Interest in Human Subjects Research

TO: Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
FROM: Dan Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
SUBJECT: Institutional Conflict of Interest in Human Subjects Research Policy Implementation
DATE: January 12, 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, the University of Iowa’s Institutional Conflict of Interest in Human Subjects Research Policy went into effect. The University is required to have an institutional conflict of interest policy by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protections Programs (AAHRPP) in order to maintain the institution’s accreditation.

You are receiving this email because this policy directly applies to “University Officials.” “University Official” includes the following individuals who, because of their respective positions with the University, have the capacity to affect, or can reasonably appear to affect, University processes for the design, conduct, reporting, review, or oversight of human subject research:

  • University President
  • Provost
  • Vice Presidents
  • Associate Provost
  • Associate Vice Presidents
  • Treasurer
  • Controller
  • Deans
  • Associate and Assistant Deans
  • Departmental Executive Officers
  • Heads of Centers and Institutes

The policy requires you to disclose all financial interests, regardless of relatedness to your University responsibilities, in the eCOI disclosure portal.

For additional information, please consult the Institutional Conflict of Interest in Human Subjects Research policy. For questions, please contact Martha Hedberg, COI Specialist, at 384-4256 or martha-hedberg@uiowa.edu .

Thank you for your assistance in ensuring that UI research are free of potential or actual conflicts of interest.