Conflict of Interest

UCA Board Policy 320 – Conflict of Interest for Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs is responsible for ensuring that faculty/staff who obtain grant funding do not experience conflict of interest in their grant activities. UCA Board Policy 320  “is to promote objectivity in scholarly activities by establishing standards for identifying and managing significant financial conflicts of interest in sponsored scholarly activities. The expected result of the implementation of this policy is that the design, conduct and reporting of sponsored scholarly activities will not be biased by any conflicting financial interest of an investigator.” This policy requires all who obtain grant funding to complete the Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.