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. Investigators are those persons who, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of 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 Click COI.
UB's annual filing deadline is Nov. 1.
All investigators must have a current financial disclosure on file prior to applying for extramural funding:
You must update your financial disclosure within 30 days of discovering or acquiring a significant financial interest (e.g., through purchase, marriage or inheritance) via Click COI. Once a financial disclosure is updated it will be reviewed against current awards and/or IRB protocols to determine if there is a potential conflict of interest or not. If it is determined that there is a conflict of interest, a management plan must be developed and submitted to UB's Conflict of Interest Research Committee (CIRC) for approval.
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.