In 2015, President Pershing approved an interim policy that addresses institutional conflicts of interest (ICOI) in the conduct of human subjects research [IR7-006]. The policy is designed to identify two types of institutional conflicts, those arising from:
- University intellectual property rights in products under proposed investigation at the University, or
- external financial relationships of senior leaders or authorities at the University who may be in a position to influence the conduct of human subjects research.
The Institutional Conflict of Interest Policy requires that campus leaders disclose their external “significant financial interests” on an annual basis. A “significant financial interest” is defined in the Individual Conflict of Interest policy (see http://regulations.utah.edu/general/1-006.php)
Potential ICOIs will be managed through the University Conflict of Interest Committee in collaboration with the Institutional Conflict of Interest Officer. The ICOI Officer is:
- Jeffrey Botkin, MD, MPH, Associate Vice President for Research (firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 581-7170).
Please contact Dr. Botkin if you have any questions or concerns about the ICOI policy.