Conflict of Interest and Commitment

As part of its educational and service missions, Appalachian State University is committed to serving the wider community through research, consulting, and participation in other activities. However, the University is also required to ensure that these activities are conducted in ways that are consistent with federal and state law as well as the University's interests. The interests and commitments of the various parties engaged in external activities are complex and occasionally may conflict with or compromise an employee's responsibilities to the University. Such conflicts are not necessarily prohibited – but they do require disclosure and discussion to ensure that the interests of all parties are addressed.

Do I need to submit a disclosure?

Pursuant to University policy and/or to comply with federal laws and regulations, you are required to complete the Disclosure Form for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Annual administration of conflict of interest and conflict of commitment reporting (due by October 1 of each year)(applies to all faculty and EPA non-faculty employees)
  • In connection with your application for external funding or participation in externally funded research or other programs
  • Assumption of new University employment responsibilities
  • Change in external relationships giving rise to a potential conflict of interest or commitment
  • To eliminate a potential conflict previously disclosed
  • To update answers previously provided on the Disclosure Form (e.g., to answer affirmatively a question previously answered in the negative)

Please log-in and complete the annual Disclosure Form at appstate.myresearchonline.org/air/.  If any information you report changes between now and your next annual disclosure, you must file an updated Disclosure Form. 

Please click on this COI annual disclosure tutorial for illustrations on how to access and complete the form.

A Training module is available at appstate.myresearchonline.org/coi-training.  Individuals involved in PHS-funded research will be prompted to complete this training at least every four years.  Other individuals will be required to complete the training as outlined in ASU Policy 604.6, section 4.3.2.2.   

 

Contact

Director of Research Protections
Robin Tyndall
828-262-2692
tyndallrs@appstate.edu

Assistant Director of Research Protections
Monica Molina
828-262-4060
molinamm@appstate.edu

Assistant Director of IACUC and IBC Programs
Shante' Mathes
828-262-2901
mathessc@appstate.edu

Compliance Coordinator
William Ward
828-262-2721
wardwb@appstate.edu

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