Please review the following information about conflict of interest and financial disclosure for UB investigators if you have questions about when and how to file.
UB follows federal policies, asking investigators to file financial disclosure statements annually at the very least. Investigators are those persons who, regardless of title or position, design, conduct or report research. They have the authority to make independent decisions about the direction of the research and subsequent conclusions drawn from the results.
You don't need to file if you are a non-investigator staff member. These persons are directed by the investigator(s) and have well-defined roles and responsibilities for implementing research projects.
You submit your financial disclosure statement online through the COI Risk Manager. The system forwards the disclosure to your dean's office and those persons responsible for review of financial disclosure statements.
UB's annual filing deadline is Nov. 30.
For Public Health Service funded research (principally NIH), you must submit your disclosure:
All components of the PHS including:
Within 30 days of discovering or acquiring a significant financial interest (e.g., through purchase, marriage or inheritance), you must submit an updated disclosure using Click COI.
UB's policy is consistent with the 2011 revised PHS regulations for investigators participating in NIH-funded research.
Learn more about the PHS financial conflict of interest policy.
Many federal and institutional compliance regulations require training, both in person and/or online, often before you are allowed to begin your research.