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Conflict of Interest
 
The University of Miami is fully committed to maintaining objectivity in research and upholding the highest scientific and ethical standards in a manner that assures the integrity of the scientific record.

In order to comply with the University of Miami's conflict of interest policy, all investigators (anyone who could be involved in the design, conduct or reporting of sponsored activities) are required to complete the following components:
  • Complete online training entitled “Conflict of Interest Course” on the nature of conflicts of interest (COI) and on UM’s specific COI recently updated policy and procedures. To ensure investigators can complete the required training as efficiently and conveniently as possible, UM is employing the CITI program which is accessible online any time. Users should plan to allot about 15 minutes for each training module. Directions on how to update your C number and complete the required COI CITI training are available on the CITI section of the DPS website.
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  • Disclose their interests to UM. Each Investigator must disclose activities and financial interests related to his/her institutional responsibilities through the Disclosure Profile System (DPS). The DPS is available to accept disclosures. The Office of Research Compliance disclosure system website also contains additional information and FAQs to help users maneuver though the system.

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    Training:
    The Office of Research Compliance sponsors a series of seminars on conflicts of interest (COI) in research. The objectives of the sessions are to:
    • Provide a refresher on the UM COI policy for sponsored research and the UM process for identifying potential COI in sponsored research;
    • Review the new Public Health Service funding COI regulations; and
    • Introduce the Disclosure Profile System (DPS).

    Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following seminars.
     
     Campus  Date Time Location
     Medical   Feb 5   2:00pm-3:00pm    Dominion Tower, 12th Floor Large Conference Room (1201-B)
    RSMAS Feb 27 2:00pm-3:00pm Seminar Room (103)
    Gables Mar 11 2:00pm-3:00pm  Flipse Building, 5th Floor Conference Room (502)
     RSMAS  Apr 3 2:00pm-3:00pm Seminar Room (103)  
    Medical Apr 17 2:00pm-3:00pm  Dominion Tower, 12th Floor Large Conference Room (1201-B)
    Gables  May 7  2:00pm-3:00pm  Flipse Building, 5th Floor Conference Room (502)
     Medical  Jun 18 2:00pm-3:00pm   Dominion Tower, 12th Floor Large Conference Room (1201-B) 
    Gables Jul 15 2:00pm-3:00pm Flipse Building, 5th Floor Conference Room (502)
     Medical   Aug 21 2:00pm-3:00pm  Dominion Tower, 12th Floor Large Conference Room (1201-B) 
    Gables TBD 2:00pm-3:00pm  Flipse Building, 5th Floor Conference Room (502)
    RSMAS Sep 4 2:00pm-3:00pm Seminar Room (103) 
     Medical  Oct 10  2:00pm-3:00pm  Dominion Tower, 12th Floor Large Conference Room (1201-B)
    Gables TBD 2:00pm-3:00pm Flipse Building, 5th Floor Conference Room (502)
    RSMASNov 3 2:00pm-3:00pmSeminar Room (103)  
    Medical  Dec 16 2:00pm-3:00pmDominion Tower, 12th Floor Large Conference Room (1201-B)
     
    Please register through ULearn. Please contact the Office of Research Education & Training at 305-243-5092 orResEDU@med.miami.edu for more information on the training sessions.

    Faculty Disclosure Form Information:
    Use of the Faculty Disclosure Form will end with the reporting of CY2012 disclosures. The University has adopted an improved disclosure mechanism called the Disclosure Profile System (DPS). All faculty members, even those who are not involved in research, must use the DPS for their CY2013 disclosures.

    If you have not yet made your required disclosures (or your acknowledgement of having nothing to disclose) for CY2012, please use the DPS for your CY2012 disclosures.

    The University also offers FDF Completion Workshops. To schedule a workshop for your unit or if you have questions or feedback about the form, contact Jerry Engel, Compliance Specialist, at jengel@med.miami.edu or 305-243-4054.
     

    Contact Information:

    Office of Research Compliance:  researchcompliance@miami.edu
    Disclosure Profile System: 305-243-0877 / uresearch.miami.edu/dps
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    Lory Hayes, Ph.D., CHRC
    Associate Director
    Office of Research Compliance
    University of Miami
    Phone: 305-243-5036
    E-mail:
    Jerry Engel, J.D., CHRC
    Compliance Specialist
    Office of Research Compliance
    University of Miami
    Phone: 305-243-4054
    E-mail: 
    Rachele Hendricks, M.S., MCPM
    Compliance Specialist
    Office of Research Compliance
    University of Miami
    Phone: 305-243-7408
    E-mail:
    Jenisse Madera
    Compliance Specialist
    Office of Research Compliance
    University of Miami
    Phone: 305-243-9898
    E-mail:




     
     
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