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Conflict of Interest in Research

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Federal regulations, state laws and University policies recognize that researchers may have financial interests in research sponsors and/or in entities with business interests closely related to their research.

The term “conflict of interest in research” refers to situations in which financial or other personal considerations may compromise, or have the appearance of biasing a researcher's professional judgment in conducting or reporting research.

Researchers must submit a financial disclosure at the time of initial proposal submission for research funding, when additional funding or supplemental funding is received, when research gift funding is received, when a personnel change takes place, when any new significant financial interest is acquired, and when an application for a protocol is submitted for a human subjects study.

In those situations where a financial interest and possible conflict of interest are disclosed, each situation is reviewed by an independent substantive review committee.  At UCSB, that committee is the Conflict of Interest Committee (COIC).

This website contains information regarding the Committee process, including the regulations, laws, policies, and guidelines that govern disclosures and conflict of interest.

We have redesigned the Conflict of Interest web site to better serve the campus community, take a look around and let us know if you have any questions.

For general questions related to COI, contact: COI@research.ucsb.edu

Brian McCurdy
Conflict of Interest Coordinator
mccurdy@research.ucsb.edu
805-893-3787

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