COI Committee

The Conflict of Interest Committee, created by University Policy RI01 (formerly 11-01-03), Conflict of Interest for Research, is responsible for the oversight of potential conflicts of interest of its employees and the institution.  The Committee provides, among other things, advice on novel or difficult conflict of interest cases.

The COI Committee reports, through the Chairman of the Committee, Craig S. Wilcox, PhD, to the Vice Chancellor for Research Protections, Professor George A. Huber.


The membership of the COIC consists of University faculty, staff, and students involved in a cross-section of research disciplines, including two members recommended by the president of the University Senate and administrators responsible for purchasing.

The committee also includes representation from the following:

Visit our directory for a list of COI Committee members and their contact information.

Submit Items for Review

Documents for review by the COIC may be emailed to the COI Office general inquiry inbox for processing and distribution.  Items must be submitted by the deadlines below for timely inclusion on the COIC meeting agenda.  

Meeting Dates

The COIC meets once per month throughout the year, except August.  Unless otherwise specified, meetings of the COIC take place on the third Friday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The "Document Submission Deadline" is the cut-off time for all materials to be reviewed by the COIC at that month's meeting.  Materials submitted to the COI Office after this deadline are not guaranteed to be placed on the COIC agenda for that month.

Fiscal Year 2019/2020

Meeting Date Document Submission Deadline*
March 20, 2020 March 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
April 17, 2020 April 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
May 15, 2020 May 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
June 19, 2020 June 11, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Fiscal Year 2020/2021

Meeting Date Document Submission Deadline*
July 17, 2020 July 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
September 18, 2020 September 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
October 16, 2020 October 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
November 20, 2020 November 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
December 11, 2020 December 3, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

2021 calendar year meeting schedule to be determined at a later date.

*All times listed in Eastern Time (ET).