Research Administration and Sponsored Programs Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

What is Conflict of Interest?

Conflict of Interest (COI) regulations are designed to ensure that a researcher’s personal integrity, judgment, and objectivity are not compromised by a financial or personal relationship.  These regulations require High Point University to remove or manage any actual or perceived COI.  Faculty who participate in sponsored research are subject to the High Point University Sponsored Research COI policy.

What is the Process for Disclosure?

High Point University’s COI policy is based on the requirements of the National Institutes of Health regulations.   All participating faculty must disclose their outside financial interests for the previous year by March 1.  Additionally, faculty must provide ad hoc disclosures as circumstances merit.  COI training and disclosure are required before a researcher engages in research and every four year thereafter.   Please complete the disclosure and training and send the form and certificate to

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

HPU Sponsored Research COI Policy

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form



Conflict of Interest Training

HPU COI Training

Who can I contact with questions?

Please contact Tim Linker, Director of Research Administration and Sponsored Programs at (336) 841-9313 or with any questions or concerns or if you have questions regarding any current Public Health Service-related financial conflict of interest.

Where can I get more information on Conflict of Interest?

The National Institutes of Health offers a great listing of informative FAQs.

Do you have questions? Email RASP at or call 841-9313 for assistance.