Research Policy Analysis and Coordination
Conflict of interest
UC addresses the various aspects of financial conflicts of interests in research through a number of principles, guidelines and policies intended to promote the conduct of research without bias and with the highest scientific and ethical standards.
The University and the Fair Political Practices Commission maintain a list of non-governmental entities whose support for a research project does not trigger a requirement for a PI to file a 700-U form (sometimes referred to as "exempt organizations").
In addition, UC maintains a list of sponsors that follow Public Health Services (PHS) conflict of interest disclosure requirements.
Contact: Timothy Miller at Timothy.Miller@ucop.edu or (510) 987-0647.
Policies & Guidance
Department of Energy Interim Conflict of Interest Policy Requirements for Financial Assistance PDFFAL 2022-02, Issued 12/20/2021
This letter implements interim DOE policy to address financial and organizational conflicts of interest, which will be incorporated into Special Terms & Conditions for DOE financial assistance awards.
Interim Guidance on Requirements of the Department of Energy (DOE) Interim Conflict of Interest Policy
Interim guidance on the Department of Energy (DOE) Interim Conflict of Interest Policy as of August 3, 2022.
Compendium Of Conflict Of Interest And Integrity Policies – Guidance PDF
Conflict of interest policy and compendium of specialized university policies, guidelines and regulations related to conflict of interest.
Disclosure of Financial Interest in Private Sponsors of Research PDFForm 700-U COI Policy
The University of California policy on disclosure of financial interest in private sponsors of research, issued on October 23, 2018
Conflict-of-interest policy for PHS-funded research PDFAugust 23, 2012
Policy on the disclosure of financial interests and management of conflicts of interest in Public Health Service research awards
RPAC Memo 13-03: Sponsored Travel Disclosure Threshold Link | NIH Financial Conflict of Interest Policy Page Link
Conflict-of-interest policy for NSF and other UC-funded research LinkEffective December 23, 2014
Policy on disclosure of financial interests and management of conflicts of interest related to sponsored projects.
Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Research: Principles, Policies and Guidance LinkRPAC Memo 11-05: June 1, 2011
Information pertaining to currently existing systemwide University principles, guidelines, and policies pertaining to institutional conflicts of interests in research.
Guidance for Review of 700-U Forms LinkRPAC-17-03
This Memorandum provides guidance to the campuses for the review of 700-U forms in light of the California Fair Political Practices Commission’s 2015 changes to its regulations.
FPPC: Current Form 700-U & Instructions PDF | List of Non-governmental Entities Exempt From Disclosure Requirement