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2016 COI Disclosure available on April 25, 2016

Posted: March 29, 2016

2016 COI Disclosure will be available on April 25, 2016

Each year, The Ohio State University requires certain faculty, staff members, and students to complete an annual financial disclosure to comply with federal and state conflict of interest (COI) regulations, accreditation requirements, and OSU faculty and staff COI policies. This year, the new disclosure period begins April 25, 2016 with a required one-year look back period for 2016 going back to April 2015. COI disclosures should be completed by May 23, 2016 by going to

All individuals required to complete a COI disclosure will receive an email, advising them that the new disclosure period has opened, and that their 2016 disclosure should be completed. Instructions on how to complete the disclosure, along with information regarding what needs to be disclosed and how the disclosure is reviewed and approved, will be provided in the email and upon logging into the e-COI system at

If a 2015 disclosure form is on file, it will no longer be editable after April 25, 2016. Please note that the 2015 form will not expire until June 30, 2016. This provides individuals adequate time to complete the 2016 disclosure prior to expiration of the current disclosures. A reminder email will be sent in May to all individuals who are required to, but have not yet completed, the 2016 COI disclosure.

If you have any questions about the research-related COI policy, please see: Policy on Faculty Financial Conflict of Interest, or the FAQs at:

The Office of Research Compliance can be reached at 614-292-4284, or

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