Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Program

Be in the know!! Check your team’s ADF status at our Apex site. Instructions for the reports are available for download.

Who needs to complete the ADF?

Effective October 1, 2017, the Attestation and Disclosure form must be completed, at least annually by:

  • All University of Louisville Employees.
  • All individuals participating in research under the auspices of U of L, regardless of compensation. This includes all individuals with a research appointment.

External investigators (consultants/collaborators/etc.) named on Public Health Service Projects must have statements submitted to the COI Program. Submit the statements via the form for proposals. Please see the above tip-sheet regarding the investigator descriptions.

How do I complete the ADF requirement?

The Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) is available upon logging in to the iRIS system. The instructions for completing the ADF are available for download. Please follow the instructions for the successful completion of your ADF.

DO NOT use Safari to complete any form in iRIS!

Travel Disclosure Form

The Travel Disclosure Form is used ONLY to report any paid or reimbursed travel from an external entity (not UofL) that exceeds $5,000 annually from October 1 - September 30.

This form will not fulfill your annual Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) requirement.

If you need to complete your annual Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF), please see those instructions in the section above.

The Travel Disclosure Form is available in iRIS and the instructions are available for download.

How do I complete the COI training course in CITI?

Effective October 1, 2015, the ADF now also contains the Conflict of Interest training element; however, the Conflict of Interest training Course will remain available on the CITI training platform.

Download the instructions for completing the free, online Conflict of Interest training course.

Any individual that has completed the ADF on or after October 1, 2015, as a covered individual involved in research, has completed the COI training requirement, but can access the additional COI training on CITI.

How can I request information on identified conflicts of interest for PHS-funded awards?

Please fill out the request form.