The Annual Research COI Disclosure Period has begun!

The annual UTMB research conflicts of interest period has begun and will continue through March 31, 2016. This means that any individual who, regardless of title or position, is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporitng of research must disclose financial interests and outside activities that occurred during the 2015 calendar year. This includes, but is not limited to, principal investigators; co-investigators; faculty agents; research techs, nurses, or staff; or any fellows or administrators that participate in research.

The COI Disclosure portal can be accessed here.

Walkthroughs for the various disclosure processes can be found on this page.

If you have any questions, please don't hesistate to contact the Conflicts of Interest Office at



UTMB is dedicated to maintaining high standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability in our conduct, whether it involves research activities, clinical practice, institutional decision-making, or engaging in outside activities by our faculty and employees.

The Conflict of Interest Program within UTMB's Office of Institutional Compliance supports outside interactions of UTMB faculty, professional staff, students and employees with federal, state, and local governments, foundations and non-profit organizations, and with business and industry as important parts of their research, education, and public service activities.

However, the ever-increasing complexity of our society and the various relationships between faculty members and outside institutions require attention to ensure the avoidance of real or apparent conflict of interest issues.

On this site you will find helpful information and links to relevant UTMB policies and guidance governing conflicts of interest and ethical standards of conduct, as well as educational and training resources.

For more information regarding new IHOP Policy 6.5.3, Individual Conflicts of Interest, Conflict of Commitment, and Outside Activities, please click on the links below: