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Research Conflicts of Interest at WUSTL

The revised Research COI Policy and Procedures are in effect as of August 24, 2012. A Quick Reference Guide(PDF) is also available, which outlines the details regarding the key changes.  

Questions about or feedback regarding the policy, processes and education can be emailed to the Research Ethics and Compliance O​​ffice (RECO) or call 314.362.2709.

Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) Education

The University's FCOI educational module is available electronically via the Research Gateway, under Education and Featured Programs, click FCOI Education.​​

Effective August 24, 2012, all individuals who are required to complete a disclosure statement must complete education regarding the Research COI Policy, processes and applicable federal regulations.


Additional guidance is available at FCOI Education


In-person education is also available, please contact the Research Ethics and Compliance o​​​ffice as indicated above.

Communications Regarding Policy Chang​​​​es

Announcement— July 13, 2012​ (PDF) from the Vice Chancellor for Research regarding key changes to the Research Conflicts of Interest Policy and processes

Quick Refer​en​ce Guide​ (PDF) outlining the details of the changes to the Research Conflicts of Interest Policy and processes

Additional WUSTL Policies Related to COI

Consulting Privileges

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Disclosure of Financial Relationships

Institutional Conflict of Interest


Intellectual Property

Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Care


Interaction with Industry Representatives—  Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry


Procurement Conflict of Interest


University's Relationship with a Faculty Start-up Company