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Financial Conflicts of Interest (COI)

Sponsored Projects

U.S. Federal regulations require that institutions have policies and procedures in place to ensure that employees disclose any Significant Financial Interests (SFI) that may represent an actual or potential conflict of interest in Sponsored Projects. Idaho State University (ISU) recognizes its responsibilities as a public institution to encourage synergistic relationships between its employees and the public and private sectors as an important component of its research, instructional, and service activities.

Meeting Financial Conflict of Interest requirements at ISU requires the following steps:

The University’s Conflict of Interest in Sponsored Projects (COISP) policy requires faculty members, students, and all who are acting, or planning to act, as Key Personnel on Sponsored Projects to annually disclose whether or not they have a Significant Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) in Sponsored Projects.

After Disclosure, the University can make an informed judgment about each case and require appropriate oversight, limitations, or prohibitions on the activity.


Definition of Key Personnel/Investigators

COI Process

CITI Training online for COI Modules