The University of Iowa

Conflict of Interest in Research

A financial conflict of interest may arise when an investigator has a significant financial interest that may compromise -- or have the appearance of compromising -- his or her professional judgment in the design, conduct, or reporting of research. Per Federal regulations and University policies, investigators must disclose and manage actual or apparent conflicts of interests in relation to any sponsored project. Note that such conflicts must be disclosed at the proposal stage. The Division of Sponsored Programs is unable to forward an application until/unless all potential financial conflicts of interest have been disclosed.

Sponsored project-related COIs are disclosed to the UI Conflict of Interest in Research office. Full information on COI definitions as well as disclosure forms and procedures are available through the COI in Research website.