The Office of Conflict of Interest and Commitment Management (COI office) and the Office of the General Counsel announce that an updated Conflict of Interest and Commitment Management policy will take effect on March 1, 2022, to coincide with the launch of the annual COI disclosure campaign for faculty, staff and postdocs.
The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, on the recommendation of the board’s Audit Committee, adopted the updated COI policy, which reflects suggestions from the Faculty Senate, the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance, and the University Conflicts Committee as well as guidance from the U.S. Public Health Service.
The COI office will conduct two Zoom webinars on Feb. 24 and Feb. 28 to explain important policy revisions, refresh disclosers on key COI topics and processes, and answer any questions. The COI office will send invitations to these webinars to all faculty, staff and postdocs who are required to file an annual disclosure, and a link to the webinar recording will be posted on the COI website for anyone unable to attend. Additionally, an overview of the key changes to the COI policy is available on the COI website.
For questions or more information, contact Spruell Driver, director of the Office of Conflict of Interest and Commitment Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-875-8064, or Alison Cooper, associate director of the COI office, at email@example.com or 615-322-8363.