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Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI)

  • An OCI occurs when a University investigator, due to their work on behalf of a U.S. governmental agency, might bias judgment in a proposal for, or the conduct of, research by another investigator at the University and, therefore, provide the institution with an unfair competitive advantage on sponsored research opportunities.

    • OCI Avoidance Plan Template (Download) Word template, including standard U-M text, to document information about U-M's program for training, disclosure, review, and reporting of Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) to be used when a sponsor requires OCI disclosure as part of a funding proposal.  Last updated: October 2021