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July 15, 2016
Compliance Information Form for Research Gift Discontinued
The Compliance Information Form for Research Gifts was discontinued and is no longer required with the Form 700-U (Principal Investigator Statement of Financial Interests) when research gifts are received. The Form has been taken down from the COI and SPO websites.
June 17, 2016
PIs Can Now Request Early Review of NIH COI Financial Disclosures
Beginning on June 20, 2016, the COI Committee will conduct early review for new NIH projects with complete positive financial disclosures, at the request of the Principal Investigator. The previous process for review of these disclosures for new NIH proposals had been to conduct that review at the time a JIT (just in time) request arrived from NIH. For funders that do not have an equivalent JIT process (e.g., NSF) review of complete disclosures has always been conducted right after the proposal is submitted. Any request for early review should be sent to email@example.com
June 15, 2016
New COI Review and Approval Process
On June 1, the COI Committee began a new review and approval process for all complete non-substantive PHS (specifically including those which are unchanged or unrelated) and NSF financial disclosures, and for State 700-U disclosures that meet certain specified expedited review criteria.
All such disclosures are now reviewed and approved on a rolling weekly basis, leaving the monthly COI Committee meeting for deliberation of more complex and/or complicated cases. This new process will allow the Sponsored Projects Office to set-up many awards more quickly, and Donor and Gift Services to more quickly make gift funds available.
Approval letters will be issued via email from the COI office every Monday or Tuesday. In all cases, the COI office will copy the CSS RA identified with the individual who filed the disclosure, unless another contact is identified.