Management plans are created to proactively address questions that may arise regarding an individual's objectivity, integrity or professional commitment as a result of a disclosed activity, relationship or financial interest. Some federal funding agencies specifically require a management plan be developed and implemented when a financial conflict of interest is identified.
The existence of a management plan demonstrates that the individual and the University have considered the situation carefully, recognize the issues involved, and taken steps to prevent future problems.
Oversight Official: Ensure compliance
- Provides oversight of all administrative concerns and research involved with regard to the conflict of interest issues listed in the management plan
- Should meet with the discloser as outlined in the Management Plan letter and should review the discloser’s Annual Report for the award.
Oversight Committee: Ensure compliance
- Provides oversight of COI issues by conducting semi-annual reviews of project data, financial records, and any other necessary supporting documents.
- Reviews are reported to the COI Committee for review, consideration, and potential subsequent recommendations.
- Meets with students and employees on the project independently from Discloser
- Concerns raised by this committee will be reported to the COI Committee for review, consideration, and potential subsequent recommendations.