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Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) staff are available to assist the UConn (Storrs and Regional Campuses) research community in understanding and complying with institutional requirements related to conflict of interest in research.

What are my responsibilities as a UConn (Storrs and Regional Campuses) investigator?

All faculty, and other investigators, that conduct sponsored research are required under federal regulations, and UConn policy, to:

  • Understand UConn’s policy on financial conflicts of interest in research and know the definition of Significant Financial Interest (SFI) and how it applies to them.  Click here to review the policy.
  • Promptly and fully disclose any SFI (including those of a spouse or dependent child) that reasonably relates to their institutional responsibilities, and if applicable, comply with financial conflict of interest management or mitigation plans.
  • Submit a financial disclosure form: (1) once every 12 months; (2) within 30 days of acquiring or discovering a new financial interest; and (3)  within 30 days of any reimbursed or sponsored travel.  Financial disclosure forms must be submitted electronically within the InfoEd External Interests module ( For step-by-step instructions on how to submit an electronic disclosure, see the InfoEd FCOI how to documents.

Completion and submission of the financial disclosure form also satisfies the training requirement as required under federal regulations and UConn policy.