Research Conflict of Interest
It is the policy of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (“UNTHSC”) that no proposed, awarded, or ongoing UNTHSC Research shall be biased by any conflicting interests of UNTHSC Investigators responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of that Research. The Research Conflict of Interest Policy is applicable to all UNTHSC Investigators and applies to all Research regardless of funding. The purpose of this policy is to assure objectivity in Research.
Investigators are expected to make reasonable inquiry as to whether their relationships and activities fall within the provisions of this Policy. It is not the intent of this Policy to eliminate or prohibit all situations involving a potential conflict of interest. This Policy is intended to enable Investigators to recognize situations that may pose a conflict of interest, to report these situations to the Research Conflict of Interest Committee (“RCOI Committee”), and to ensure that the RCOI Committee reviews, supervises or monitors these situations, where necessary. An integral part of this Policy is an annual disclosure mechanism whereby Investigators regularly review their activities.The Research Conflict of Interest Policy is intended to maintain the professional autonomy of scientists and physicians inherent in the self-regulation of science.
UNTHSC RCOI Training: To receive the link for online training, email your request to email@example.com.
UNTHSC RCOI Intranet disclosure in Microsoft Word format
Users must be connected to the UNTHSC intranet on campus or by VPN.
- Open a browser and navigate to vpnweb.unthsc.edu. Follow the prompts and log in with your EUID and current password. Detailed instructions are available by clicking the Cisco AnyConnect link below.
- VPN client for internal network access - Cisco Any Connect Java based VPN Client (XP/Vista/Win7/64bit)
- Mac VPN Client Instructions
Contact the Office of Research Compliance at:
Research.Compliance@unthsc.edu or (817) 735-5147