Updates from Conflicts of Interest in Research (CoIR) Committee

Improvements in eCoI: In the Electronic Conflict of Interest system, researchers describe outside activities, significant financial interests and related research projects. The portion of the eCoI disclosure where these related projects are chosen and described has been updated:

a) The “master project list” that the researcher reviews to find his/her “related” projects is now sortable by a number of parameters (e.g., title, sponsor, PI, IRB #, PPQ#) and

b) The questions posed about each related project now more clearly request the information the CoIR Committee requires to determine if a CoIR exists and whether a CoIR management plan is required.

Checking CoIR and RCR compliance for researchers: If you need to check faculty members’ compliance with CoIR and Big Brain training, try using the Researcher Snapshot in Cognos. In this system, you can enter one or more researcher names to get a summary of when required courses/forms were completed. To do this,

  • Go to: Cognos and log in using your OHSU login and password
  • Click on: Public Folders
  • Click on: Research Administration
  • Click on: Researcher Snapshot
  • Type in researcher names one by one (or type in an org name or number to the right)
  • Choose data bases (for this purpose, uncheck all but Big Brain)
  • Click on “run”

The eCoI system is covered by the Acceptable Use of Computing and Telecommunications Policy.

If you have questions about eCoI, contact the Integrity Office at 503.494.8849 (option 2) or oioeduc@ohsu.edu.