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 DPS.

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

Training

The DCM offers seminars on conflicts of interest (COI) in research. The objectives of the sessions are to:

  • Provide a refresher on the UM COI policy process for identifying potential COI in research or externally funded scholarly activities
  • Review the federal COI regulations
  • Identify systems involved in the disclosure and review process for potential COIs

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.

Campus Date Time Location
Gables Apr 5 2:00pm-3:00pm Flipse Building, 5th Floor Conference Room (502)
RSMAS Apr 19 2:00pm-3:00pm Seminar Room (103)
Medical May 24 2:00pm-3:00pm Dominion Tower, 12th Floor Conference Room (1201-B)
Gables Jun 13 2:00pm-3:00pm Flipse Building, 5th Floor Conference Room (502)
Medical Jul 20 10:00am-11:00am Dominion Tower, 12th Floor Conference Room (1201-B)
RSMAS Sept 13 2:00pm-3:00pm Seminar Room (103)
Medical Sept 22 2:00pm-3:00pm Dominion Tower, 12th Floor Conference Room (1201-B)
Gables Oct TBA TBA Flipse Building, 5th Floor Conference Room (502)
RSMAS Nov 8 2:00pm-3:00pm Seminar Room (103)
Medical Nov 11 10:00am-11:00am Dominion Tower, 12th Floor Conference Room (1201-B)
Gables Dec TBA TBA Flipse Building, 5th Floor Conference Room (502)

Please register through ULearn. Contact the Office of Research Education & Training at (305) 243-5092 or email ResEDU@med.miami.edu for more information on the training sessions.

Contacts

Office of Disclosures & COI Management (DCM)
Email: researchcompliance@miami.edu
The Disclosure Profile System (DPS) 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

Heather Osorio
Compliance Specialist
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Disclosures & Conflict of Interest Management
University of Miami
Phone: (305) 243-3605
Email: h.osorio@med.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

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