Disclosures & Conflict of Interest Management

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 (COI) policy, all investigators (anyone who could be involved in the design, conduct or reporting of sponsored activities) are required to complete the following components:

Under the purview of the Vice Provost for Research, the Office of Disclosures & COI Management (DCM) provides administrative support for the University of Miami COI Committee, as well as management of the UDisclose System.

If you have questions or would like to arrange a presentation on UM’s COI policy and how to use the UDisclose System, please contact Dr. Lory Hayes in the DCM at (305) 243-5036, or call the UDisclose System help line at (305) 243-0877.

UM’s interest review and COI management:

The DCM offers seminars on conflicts of interest (COI) in research that provides attendees with

  • a refresher on the UM COI policy and process for identifying interests that may pose a conflict in regards to potential COI in research or externally funded scholarly activities
  • a review of the federal COI regulations
  • Identify of the systems involved in UM’s disclosure and review process

UDisclose System Training:

The UDisclose website contains directions, tip sheets and answers to FAQs to help users maneuver through the UDisclose system. Group training is offered via seminars and interactive online webinars, and personalized training can be obtained during the DCM’s “walk-in” open office hours in the Dominion Tower.

Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following seminars. (registration is available through ULearn; keyword search “conflict of interest”). These seminars supplement the training delivered through the CITI system. As such, these training seminars alone DO NOT fully satisfy the federally mandated training requirement for Investigators involved in research or externally sponsored scholarly activities.

Please register for the seminars and webinars through ULearn. Contact the University of Miami Information Technology Department at 305-284-6565 Option 1, then 5 for more information on the ULearn system.

Contacts

Office of Disclosures & COI Management (DCM)
Email: DCM@miami.edu
The UDisclose System Helpline: (305) 243-0877

Lory Hayes, Ph.D., CHRC
Associate Director
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Disclosures & Conflict of Interest Management
University of Miami

Steering Committee Member
Forum on Conflict of Interest in Academe (FOCI-A)
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Phone: (305) 243-5036
Email: l.hayes@miami.edu

Jerry Engel, J.D., CHRC
Compliance Officer
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Disclosures & Conflict of Interest Management
University of Miami
Phone: (305) 243-4054
Email: j.engel@miami.edu

Eva Olivares
Compliance Specialist
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Disclosures & Conflict of Interest Management
University of Miami
Phone: (305) 243-9898
Email: eolivares@med.miami.edu

Gregory Gibbs
Compliance Specialist
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Disclosures & Conflict of Interest Management
University of Miami
Phone: (305) 243-7408
Email: gsg35@med.miami.edu

Erlian Liendo
Compliance Specialist
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Disclosures & Conflict of Interest Management
University of Miami
Phone: (305) 243-3605
Email: eliendo@med.miami.edu

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