Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest (COI) is a legal term that encompasses a wide spectrum of behaviors or actions involving personal gain or financial interest. Under University policy, the term "conflict of interest" denotes situations in which a member of the University community is in a position to gain personal benefit (broadly construed) or financial advantage arising from their University position, either through outside professional activities or through their actions or decisions at the University, including research, administrative, or educational activities. Because University employees are also State employees, the Maryland State Ethics Law governing conflict of interest also applies.

COI Disclosures must be submitted by close of business Wednesday prior to the scheduled COI Committee Meeting.  The Disclosure must be complete, including all required names and signatures on the form.  If the document is not received in a completed state, it will not be reviewed. The discloser, Department Chair, and Dean must sign the disclosure.  The Director of Administrative Services must be noted at the bottom of the cover sheet along with the Kuali Research #, if applicable.

The document can be sent electronically to coi@umd.edu.  If the Disclosure is received after this date and/or is incomplete, it will not be reviewed at the COI Committee Meeting.  Once the finalized Disclosure is provided, it will be assigned to the next available COI Committee Meeting provided it is submitted by COB the Wednesday prior to the COI Committee Meeting date.

Please contact coi@umd.edu with any questions.

We strongly recommend that you review the links listed below to understand the UMD policies and procedures addressing conflict of interest.

 


Required Training Back to Top

Go to www.citiprogram.org

Register and enroll in the "Conflict of Interest Mini-Course." This course and associated quizzes should take 30-60 minutes to complete. If you pass the quizzes, the training is good for four years. You will be sent an automatic reminder when your training is due to expire.

 


COI Disclosure Submission Back to Top

Submit COI disclosures to coi@umd.edu

Or, via campus mail to: 1204 Marie Mount Hall. 

 


Forms and TemplatesBack to Top

 


Back to TopInstructions and Guidance

 


Company Collaboration Guidance

 


University of Maryland Policies and ProceduresBack to Top

 


COI Meeting Dates 2021Back to Top

Meeting Dates
December 9, 2020
January 13, 2021
February 10, 2021
March 10, 2021
April 14, 2021
May 19, 2021
June 9, 2021
July 14, 2021
August 11, 2021
September 15, 2021
October 13, 2021
November 10, 2021
December 8, 2021

COI Disclosures must be submitted by close of business Wednesday prior to the scheduled COI Committee Meeting.  The Disclosure must be complete, including all required names and signatures on the form.  If the document is not received in a completed state, it will not be reviewed. The discloser, Department Chair, and Dean must sign the disclosure.  The Director of Administrative Services must be noted at the bottom of the cover sheet along with the Kuali Research #, if applicable.

The document can be sent electronically to coi@umd.edu.  If the Disclosure is received after this date and/or is incomplete, it will not be reviewed at the COI Committee Meeting.  Once the finalized Disclosure is provided, it will be assigned to the next available COI Committee Meeting provided it is submitted by COB the Wednesday prior to the COI Committee Meeting date.

Please contact coi@umd.edu with any questions.

 

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