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Institutional Conflict of Interest (ICOI)

  • An institutional conflict of interest is a situation in which a financial interest of the university (e.g., investments held by the university in a company) or a Covered Official has the potential to bias, or appear to bias, research conducted by its employees or students.

    • Policy for Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Research Office of the President policy outlining the criteria and processes for the identification, review, and management of conflicts of interest arising when U-M, as an institution, has financial interests that may affect or appear to affect the design, conduct, reporting, review, or oversight of research.  Revised October 2020 - all sections in effect except for Section 3.C.2, which will be effective as of February 1, 2021.