Institutional COI

Certain individuals because of their official positions in the institution have a higher responsibility to protect and manage the reputation of the institution. On occasion this responsibility may conflict with an individual’s opportunity for personal financial gain.

This policy applies to:

  1. Officers of the University and Administration as defined in Laws of the Regents Article 3 Part C: Officers of the Administration are defined as: Officers of the administration shall be those individuals who hold the title or interim/acting title of chancellor; vice president; associate vice president; vice chancellor; associate vice chancellor; associate counsel; and deans of the schools, colleges, and libraries.
  2. Department Chairs – Also see Roles and Responsibilities of Department Chairs: Policy Number 1020 – The chair is responsible for providing leadership toward the achievement of the highest possible level of excellence in the clinical, teaching, scholarly/creative work and leadership and service activities of the department.
  3. Associate Deans, Division Heads, Section Chiefs, Institute Directors and Center Directors – These individuals are more likely to be considered by external third parties for their standing at the institution as well as their scientific input and leadership in the field.

Training or walkthroughs of the policy can be requested by emailing


If you have an upcoming agreement that may be subject to the Institutional Conflict of Interest (ICOI) Policy, please complete an application for review by the ICOI Committee: 
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