ORI will provide to the FIU employee the Monitoring Plan once it is fully signed by all required University personnel. ORI will also provide the final Monitoring Plan to ORED and to the Office of Technology Management and Commercialization (OTMC) so that ORED, Pre-Award and/or the OTMC may proceed with executing any pending research or intellectual property agreement(s).
The Investigator may not begin work on the project until the COI-RC has either: (1) determined that there is no FCOI in regards to the project; or (2) a monitoring plan has been implemented to manage the FCOI.
If the Investigator is the project PI, ORED will not issue the Project ID until ORED receives notification from ORI that the COI-RC has concluded either item 1 or 2 above and the PI has agreed in writing to comply with the monitoring plan and has provided all additional requirements deemed necessary by the COI-RC or the Designated Official. If the Investigator at issue is not the project PI, then ORED will release the Project ID to the PI once all ORED Pre-Award processes are concluded, and it shall be the responsibility of the PI to ensure that the subject Investigator does not begin work on the project until ORED notifies the project PI that all conflict of interest matters have been resolved, which includes the Investigator agreeing in writing to comply with the monitoring plan. ORED will withhold the release of sponsored project funding that is associated with the subject Investigator who has the conflict of interest until ORED receives notification from ORI that, as relates to the subject Investigator, the COI-RC has concluded either item 1 or 2 above and the subject Investigator has agreed in writing to comply with the monitoring plan and has provided all additional requirements deemed necessary by the COI-RC or the Designated Official.
If the PI fails to adhere to the above requirements, ORED may suspend the performance of the project until such time as all conflict of interest requirements have been met. Additionally, if ORED identifies a potential FCOI after a sponsored project has begun, ORED may suspend the project until the COI-RC has reviewed the matter and it has been concluded in accordance with item 1 or 2 as noted above. Additionally, as set forth in the COI-RC policy, sanctions may be imposed on Investigators who do not adhere to that Policy and the University will notify project sponsors if the conflict cannot be managed.
At the meeting, if the employee’s chair, the Dean’s (or Center Director’s for independent centers) representative and the ORED representative determine that the conflict may be managed, they shall prepare the recommended Monitoring Plan terms and shall sign it. ORI shall provide that proposed Monitoring Plan to the employee who shall also sign it, reflecting the employee’s agreement to comply with its terms. Note: If the employee did not require an Exemption Request Form then once the Monitoring plan has been approved and finalized, proceed to Step 8.