Conflict of Interest

Florida International University promotes objectivity in research by establishing and maintaining standards that require the design, conduct, and reporting of research conducted at the University, or on its behalf, be free from bias due to any Financial Conflict of Interest (COI).

This site contains the necessary guidance and tools to assist employees during the COI Monitoring submission, review and approval process. You can find them on the left navigation menu, which includes an overview of the COI Process, the requirements for Implementing a Monitoring Plan, and guidance on Managing a Monitoring Plan.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
The University has updated its Conflict of Interest in Research Policy #2370.005 to comply with revised regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service (PHS) effective August 24, 2012.

The updated policy furthers the University’s emphasis on promoting objectivity in research by establishing and maintaining standards that ensure that the design, conduct, and reporting of research are free from bias due to an impermissible conflict of interest.

Need Assistance?

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) administers the COI Monitoring Plan process. If you have any questions regarding the COI monitoring process, please contact Barbara Llaneras-Rodriguez. She can also be reached at: (305) 348-8316.  If you have questions or would like additional guidance to determine if you would need to submit a monitoring plan or exemption for disclosure, please contact Diana Oliva. She can also be reached at: (305) 348-1503.