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Conflict of Interest/Commitment (in Research) Disclosure

TTUHSC policy requires that all research study personnel disclose any actual (or potential) conflict of interest, and have a current financial disclosure on file.  This is done by completing the Conflict of Interest and Commitment (COIC) Training and Disclosure module at least annually, AND updated within thirty (30) days of a change in significant financial interests.  You will need to complete the COIC module if ANY of these apply to you:

  • HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH:  1) RESEARCH STAFF – anyone involved with preparing, reviewing, and/or submitting IRB submissions (i.e. RIO, CRI, CRU); OR 2) RESEARCH KEY STUDY PERSONNEL – anyone involved in, or may be involved in, the design, conduct, or reporting of HUMAN SUBJECT research (i.e. PI, Co-Investigator, Study Coordinator, etc.); this applies to both Non-Exempt and Exempt studies.
  • TECHNOLOGY:  Anyone submitting technology to the Office of Research Commercialization
  • OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS (GRANTS):  Anyone who is listed as study personnel on any grant administered through the TTUHSC Office of Sponsored Programs (including educational and public service grants)
  • RESEARCH OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES:  Anyone serving as a member on an HRPP review Board (Amarillo or Lubbock) OR anyone serving as a member on a RIO Research Oversight Committee (IACUC, IBC, QIRB, ESCRO, COIRC)

For additional information about the policies for financial disclosures and conflict of interest, refer to  TTUHSC OP 73.09, Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research, and TTUHSC OP 10.05, Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy.

If you have any questions about submitting a disclosure, visit the COIC Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact Jennifer Board.

Submitting a COIC disclosure

Conflict of Interest in Research Committee (COIRC)

The Research Integrity Office (RIO) provides an initial review of financial disclosure statements from TTUHSC researchers, as well as administrative oversight of the TTUHSC Conflict of Interest in Research Committee (COIRC).  For any questions regarding the Committee or Conflict Management Plans (CMPs), please contact COIRC Staff or visit the COIRC webpage.

Institutional Compliance Office (ICO)

For any non-research questions specific to the Annual Disclosure, please contact the ICO office directly by sending an email to, or visiting the  Institutional Compliance website.

Contact Information

If you have any problems or questions related to the Research portion of the disclosure, please contact Jennifer Board.

Click HERE for the PDF version of instructions on this page for COIC.


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Jennifer Board, BS

Research COI & CMP Chief Analyst



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