Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee

At UCSF, the Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC), an academic committee acting under authority from the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost (EVCP), reviews potential financial conflicts of interest and makes recommendations to the EVCP for acceptance, acceptance with conditions, or disapproval of the gift, grant or contract. Such review and recommendation must be completed before the University accepts the funding. The COIAC will notify the faculty member in writing about its findings and actions. The COIAC meets on the third Thursday of every month except for December

COIAC Authority and Review
Appeal Process

If a faculty member whose conflict has been reviewed does not agree with the Committee's recommendation and the EVCP’s decision, then the faculty member may contact the COI Manager and request an appeal. Typically, the appeal process involves an appearance before the Committee by the faculty member to answer questions and/or to provide additional information to the Committee.

COIAC Membership

The COI Advisory Committee’s voting members are faculty and one member of the public.  The Committee also includes Ex-Officio members of leadership from various departments. If you are a faculty member and interested in joining the COIAC, please contact [email protected]


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