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Research Responsibilities and Compliance

What Not to Disclose

Outside professional activities NOT to disclose

  • Unpaid peer review activities
  • Unpaid journal editorships
  • Unpaid role or title with a domestic non-profit professional society, as long as you do not hold a fiduciary duty such as serving as a Board member
  • Unpaid presentations to professional societies or public audiences
  • Unpaid grand rounds
  • Unpaid Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities
  • Receiving textbooks or journal subscriptions in exchange for conducting peer review services or reviewing a manuscript for an academic publisher or scientific journal
  • Paid or unpaid service on a study section or grant review panel for a U.S. government sponsor (e.g., NIH, NSF)
  • Unpaid seminars, lectures or teaching engagements with a U.S. federal, state or local government agency
  • Unpaid seminars, lectures or teaching engagements with a U.S. college, university, academic health center or affiliated research institution
  • Unpaid service on advisory committees or review panels for a U.S. college, university, academic health center or affiliated research institution
  • Reimbursed travel, sponsored or paid for by a U.S. federal, state or local government agency
  • Reimbursed travel, sponsored or paid for by other public institutions in the United States, including a U.S. college, university, academic health center or affiliated research institution

Ohio State professional activities NOT to disclose

  • Awards, fellowships, start-up packages or other funding received through Ohio State
  • Grants or sponsored research funding, including industry-initiated clinical trials, received at Ohio State through the Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Royalties paid by Ohio State through the Corporate Engagement Office
  • Travel reimbursement or payment of travel made by The Ohio State University, a university college, department or unit
  • Travel covered by a sponsored research agreement managed through the Office of Sponsored Programs

Outside activities NOT to disclose

  • Mutual funds and retirement accounts where you do not directly control the investment decisions
  • Other activities or relationships that are unrelated to your scientific field and/or work at Ohio State, as long as the organization is not doing business with or seeking to do business with the university
    • Question: I hold investments in Coca-Cola. The company has nothing to do with my job at Ohio State. However, I know that Ohio State does business with Coca-Cola. Do I have to disclose this in eCOI?
    • Answer: Not if your only financial interest in Coca-Cola is holding less than five percent of the company’s stock or equity.
  • Being named on a patent submitted by my former institution or on a patent I hold personally if the patent is not licensed and I don’t receive royalties.