Conflict of Interest Advisory Program

Federal regulations, state laws and University policies recognize that researchers may have financial interests in research sponsors and/or in entities with business interests closely related to their research.  Researchers must submit financial disclosure forms at the time of proposal submission for research funding, when research gift funding is received, and when an application for protocol is submitted for a human clinical study. In those situations where a financial interest and possible conflict of interest are disclosed, each situation is reviewed by an independent substantive review committee.  At UCSF, that committee is the Chancellor’s Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC).  Read more on the COIAC website