RCS to host Q&A sessions on conflict policies

News for Researchers

Posted February 4, 2022 by Dan Moser

Research Compliance Services will host several Q&A sessions in February via Zoom. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate.   

Registration in Bridge is required. Only registered participants will receive the Zoom link.   

General conflict of interest and conflict of commitment, Feb. 15, 1 p.m., and Feb. 16, 2 p.m.   
RCS will answer questions about how to assess potential conflicts of interest or commitment, how to disclose conflicts, the university’s approach to covering such inquiries and more. Register for the Feb. 15 session or the Feb. 16 session.   

NuRamp Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment Disclosure process Q&A, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.    
This session will address the recently rolled out NuRamp COI/COC Disclosure process, covering everything UNL employees need to know about properly initiating, completing and submitting annual COI/COC disclosures. RCS will cover standard disclosure information, including the receipt of remuneration, equity interests in a startup company and the engagement in outside activities. RCS also will discuss resources available to assist employees in completing the annual disclosure form, as well as other general resources of potential interest. Register for the COI/COC session.   


Conflict of Interest in Research Committee: The Who, What, Why, Where and How of Managing Conflicts of Interest, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.   

This session will cover the management and/or mitigation of significant financial interests that appear to be related to an employee’s UNL responsibilities and/or sponsored research. The primary method for handling such situations is through UNL’s Conflict of Interest in Research Committee, known as CIRC. This informational session will focus on that process, including what constitutes a financial interest. Register for the CIRC session

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