COI Policies

There are four COI programs at Washington University: Research; Clinical; Institutional; Continuing Medical Education.

With the launch of RMS, Washington University’s new Research Management System, in early 2017, all four programs utilize the same disclosure forms in one system.

The RCOI program seeks to assure that the objectivity and integrity of the researcher, university, and academic research, training, or other activities are not compromised or perceived to be compromised by considerations of personal gain or financial benefit.

RCOI seeks to develop strategies to effectively and successfully manage financial conflicts of interest to assure the objectivity and integrity of research. The essential components of the RCOI program are disclosure, review, assessment and determination, and management of conflicts of interest.

To learn more about the RCOI program and/or review RCOI policies and guidelines, visit the OVCR website.

The CCOI program seeks to ensure that Washington University and its physicians and health professionals avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest between their individual financial interests and the best interests of their patients.

To learn more about CCOI, Review the Clinical Conflict of Interest Policy.

The CME COI program seeks to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities that it provides and credits.

To learn more about CME conflicts of interest, review the CME COI policy.

The ICOI program seeks to ensure that institutional conflicts of interest are managed so that they do not compromise, or reasonably appear to compromise, the integrity of the University’s primary missions, including the safety and integrity of its research mission.

To learn more about ICOI conflicts of interest, review the ICOI policy.