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Financial Conflict of Interest for Sponsored Programs

Mission Statement:

Activities supported by grants, contracts (including clinical trial agreements), and cooperative agreements from public and private entities provide valuable sources of funds to support the academic mission of The University of Toledo (“University”). The university actively encourages interaction with both the public and private sectors as an important component of its research, education, and public service activities. Individuals involved in such interactions may receive personal financial compensation in accordance with UT policy so long as it is consistent with all other applicable institutional policies.

UT’s policy sets forth the principles for identifying those individuals who should report significant Financial Interests and situations that may pose a potential for conflicts of interest in compliance with applicable federal and state of Ohio laws, regulations, and policies. UT’s policy is applicable to all Sponsored Programs administered through the University, regardless of the source of funds. In accordance with PHS policy, which becomes effective on 24 August 2012, UT has instituted a Web-based financial conflict of interest disclosure site through which all faculty, staff and graduate students associated with sponsored research projects can disclose their financial conflicts of interest.

Main Campus 

Health Science Campus

Glenn Lipscomb, PhD, COI Review Committee Chair

UT Policy:  “Financial Conflict of Interest Policy for Sponsored Programs”
Policy Number:  3364-70-01
3364-70-01 Financial conflict of interest policy for sponsored programs


Procedures  (Word Document)
This is a step-by-step set of instructions that will help you complete the financial conflict of interest disclosure requirements. FCOI disclosure site


RSP 103: Form for disclosure for non-UT Personnel on funded IRB Protocols or for all personnel on unfunded IRB Protocols.


Applicable Federal and Local Regulations:

42 CFR 50 Subpart F: Promoting Objectivity in Research

Ohio Revised Code:

102.03:  Public Officers -- Ethics
2921.42: Having an Unlawful Interest in a Public Contract 
2921.43: Soliciting or Accepting Improper Compensation

Last Updated: 8/21/18