Conflict of Interest

Researchers at the University of Minnesota must adhere to Board of Regents and Administrative conflict of interest policies that require the timely disclosure of financial and business interests relating to the researcher’s University responsibilities and expertise.

Disclosure of these interests is required annually and within 30 days of a “change in circumstances” using the Report of External Professional Activities (REPA). Investigators must have a current year REPA on file at the time of proposal submission for internal and external sources of support.

In addition, investigators and individuals who enroll or consent participants must disclose relevant financial interests and business interests when completing IRB applications for human participant studies.

As part of the informed consent process, potential research participants must be made aware of financial or business interests that may affect their decision to participate.

More Information

Institutional Review Board Investigator Manual

Office of Institutional Compliance Conflict of Interest Program

Board of Regents & Administrative Policies

Regents: Individual Conflicts of Interest (PDF)
Related administrative policies:

Regents: Institutional Conflict of Interest (PDF)
Related administrative policy: