Conflict of Interest

The University is committed to conducting the highest quality research. This commitment requires an unwavering commitment to research objectivity. The Conflicts of Interest Committee (COI) considers financial disclosures made by investigators and key personnel who have significant financial interests related to their research and recommends to the Vice President of Research how the conflict should be managed, reduced or eliminated.

A COI investigator is any individual, regardless of title, role or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research on a proposal to a relevant federal agency/under a relevant solicitation.


UVA Process


CITI Training Program

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to promoting the public’s trust in the research enterprise by providing high quality, peer-reviewed, web-based educational courses in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, research administration, and other topics pertinent to the interests of member organizations and individual learners.

Please read the instructions and complete the online Conflict of Interest training course.

Financial Conflicts of Interest

If a researcher has a personal financial interest that may bias or appear to bias his research, he could have a research-related financial conflict of interest. Virginia law, federal research rules, and University policy define and regulate these conflicts.


Online Disclosure System

Human Subjects Research

Exemption Request

By the Numbers

  • Federal Funding: $260m
  • Total Research: $338m

UVa’s total research funding $338 million, of which $260 million is federal research dollars.

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2016-2017 Conflict of Interest Committee

Voting Members

Name Representing
Elizabeth AdamsOSP
Catherine BradshawCurry
Stewart CraigSOM
Jerry DonowitzSOM
James GrovesSEAS
David HudsonVPR
James LandersSEAS
Mimi RileyLAW, Batten
Ann TaylorSOM
Patti Tereskerz
Steve WassermanSOM
Andy WicksDarden

Non-voting Members

Name Representing
Beth HodsonLC
Michael StraightiffLVG
Charlotta WristonSOM, Compliance
Cheryl WagnerVPR, Compliance