Introducing the eCoI system!
The Integrity Office has developed a new Conflict of Interest System named eCoI. This new system streamlines all CoI disclosures into one form to be completed annually. The new system is housed in Big Brain. In addition to combining all disclosures into one system, some questions have been updated in line with revised research CoI (CoIR) regulations.
eCoI will go live in time for the CoIR regulatory compliance date of August 24th, 2012.
What you should do in the mean time?
- Have new or revised outside activities or non-research conflicts of interest to report? The existing CoI module in Big Brain is still active and may be completed for new or revised disclosures when needed.
- No outside activities or conflicts of interest to disclose? No special action is needed, BUT, continue to submit your CoIR Disclosures as usual. You will receive an email from the CoIR management system when your research disclosure is due.
Researchers: In order to comply with the revised research regulations you will need to update your disclosure in the new system on your regular annual CoIR due date OR by the time of your next grant award after 8/24/12, whichever is sooner.
All other disclosers (faculty/managers/fiscal authority/executives/clinicians): Those not involved in research will be due based upon the last submission date in the Big Brain CoI module. This means that many of these individuals will be due immediately upon release of the new system. Once eCoI is deployed, you will be notified that you need to complete a disclosure.