Research Conflict of Interest

  • The Research Conflict of Interest (COI) process is designed to ensure objectivity in the design, conduct, or reporting of research. As required by federal regulations, a designated official(s) must review all financial disclosures, determine whether a financial conflict of interest exists, and, if so, determine what actions should be taken by the Institution to manage, reduce, or eliminate such conflict of interest.   The Dartmouth College policy can be found at this link. Submitted information will be reviewed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Sponsored Projects. If needed, information will also be reviewed by the Dartmouth College Conflict of Interest Committee (COIC).

Disclosure Process and System

To access the system: Please click here

You will proceed to a login screen and enter your NetID and password.

Anyone doing a COI disclosure must have a NetID account. All College employees and The Geisel School of Medicine faculty already have NetID accounts, but for faculty not yet at Dartmouth or others without an account, a sponsored account must be established. Read about Sponsored DND Accounts and download a request form. If you have questions about your NetID or other access issues, please contact the Dartmouth College Help Desk or call 603-646-2999. (The Geisel School of Medicine researchers contact Geisel Computing Support or call 603-650-1600.)  You can look up your NetID account at the NetID Lookup page. Please contact the Research Compliance Office if you have questions.

Questions about the RCOI application may be directed to the Research Compliance Office.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Requirements for Research

The following applies to all faculty and senior key personnel at Dartmouth:

  • Complete a disclosure related to institutional responsibilities (Annual/IR Disclosure) on an annual schedule to be established by the institution
  • Provide updated information to Annual/IR Disclosure within 30 days of a new financial interests
  • Attend educational session every four years (PHS only)

 Mandatory PHS COI Education:

Dartmouth offers the CITI course on-line.

  • On-line: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program. The Conflict of Interest Mini-Course, which consists of two brief on line training modules, is now available on the CITI curriculum
  • If you have taken RCOI training in the past, CITI offers a COI refresher module.
  • Guide to Completing CITI RCOI training

Process and Forms for Subcontractors and Consultants

As the primary applicant for PHS funds, Dartmouth must assure compliance for all Investigators who meet the PHS definition for FCOI.  In many cases, a subcontractor institution meets the PHS FCOI requirements.   In some cases, additional steps are necessary to assure compliance.  Please review the documents below carefully to avoid delays.

Public Access Requests

PHS requirement to make reportable financial conflicts of interest available to the public; Note such requests to be submitted via the Research Compliance website. Please do not respond directly to requests for information. Forward requests to

Travel Disclosure Requirements for PHS-Funded Investigators


Any questions concerning COI disclosures in relation to awards or proposals or disclosures required for grant applications please contact your OSP Grants Officer or or your Department Research Administrator.

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