The Ohio State University requires certain faculty, staff members, and students to complete an annual financial disclosure to comply with federal conflict of interest (COI) regulations, accreditation requirements, and OSU faculty and staff COI policies. This year, the new disclosure period begins April 17, 2017 with a required one-year look back period for 2017 going back to April 2016. COI disclosures should be completed by May 17, 2017 by going to http://go.osu.edu/coi.
All individuals required to complete a COI disclosure will receive an email, advising them that the new disclosure period has opened, and that their 2017 disclosure should be completed. Instructions on how to complete the disclosure, along with information regarding what needs to be disclosed and how the disclosure is reviewed and approved, will be provided in the email and upon logging into the e-COI system at http://go.osu.edu/coi.
If a 2016 disclosure form is on file, it will no longer be editable after April 17, 2017. Please note that the 2016 form will not expire until June 30, 2017. This provides individuals adequate time to complete the 2017 disclosure prior to expiration of the current disclosures. Reminder emails will be sent in May and June to all individuals who are required to, but have not yet completed, the 2017 COI disclosure.
If you have any questions about the research-related COI policy, please see: http://orc.osu.edu/files/Policy-on-Faculty-Financial-Conflict-of-Interest.pdf, or the FAQs at: http://orc.osu.edu/regulations-policies/coi/faqs/
The Office of Research Compliance can be reached at 614-292-4284, or Conflictinfo@osu.edu.