Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Program

Announcements

Annual Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF)

Effective October 1, 2015, the ADF now also contains the Conflict of Interest training element. The updated instructions for completing the ADF in iRIS are available for download.

The Conflict of Interest training Course will remain available on the CITI training platform for any covered individual that has a current ADF and only needs to complete the COI training course.

Who needs to complete the ADF?

The Attestation and Disclosure form must be completed by:

  • All faculty and institutional officials regardless of their involvement in research.
  • All individuals with the authority to approve financial and / or personnel transactions at U of L regardless of their involvement in research.
  • All individuals receiving any portion of their compensation through an externally funded project , regardless of sponsoring agency.
  • All individuals not covered by the preceding who are participating in research under the auspices of U of L.

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.


To amend a recently submitted ADF, you may copy the previous form and make edits to the new form. Instructions to amend your ADF are available for download.


How do I complete the COI training course requirement 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 for any covered individual that has a current ADF and only needs to complete the COI training course.

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

The Conflict of Interest training course is currently a requirement for all personnel on any funded award from:

  • A PHS agency
  • Any agency that follows the PHS FCOI requirements. A list of these agencies is available at the National Academies site
  • The EPA

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.

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

Please fill out the request form.