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
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.
Conflict of interest policy and compendium of specialized university policies, guidelines and regulations related to conflict of interest.
The University of California policy on disclosure of financial interest in private sponsors of research, issued on October 23, 2018
Policy on the disclosure of financial interests and management of conflicts of interest in Public Health Service research awards
Policy on disclosure of financial interests and management of conflicts of interest related to sponsored projects.
Information pertaining to currently existing systemwide University principles, guidelines, and policies pertaining to institutional conflicts of interests in research.
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.