As the new semester begins, all faculty members, all research personnel, as well as staff who support department compliance reporting processes, and students engaged in research (i.e. all personnel responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research) are reminded of the requirement to complete a Disclosure of External Professional Activities (DEPA) annually, and to update DEPAS, as needed, within 30 days of any status change.
Failure to report can result in a delay in the establishment, renewal and continuation of speedtypes; delayed processing of grant/contract proposals; delayed approval from compliance review committees such as IRB, IACUC, etc. In addition, following the required processes helps to safeguard you, your department, and the University, as a whole, in the event of an outside audit. Please read this message in its entirety. The CU-Boulder COI website has additional details and helpful links.http://www.colorado.edu/vcr/coi It is also important to remember the following:
2. Regular and periodic consulting activities (per the 1/6th rule) require department approval:http://www.colorado.edu/vcr/coi/forms-checklists
3. PHS/NIH Investigators have additional (federal) requirements:
b. Educational Training. All PHS/NIH research personnel must complete COI educational training once every four years in order be compliant. If you are involved in PHS/NIH research, your DEPA will not progress forward for review until your training is recorded in the system. If you have already completed the training, your information will pop up as you answer the questions. The quick tutorial specifically developed for the Boulder campus, and which does not require testing, is available via SkillSoft: http://www.colorado.edu/vcr/coi/public-health-services-agencies-nih-requirements
Specific groups affected by the general DEPA reporting requirement include:
Please contact the COIC Office, or the department administrator with which you are affiliated, if you have questions about your reporting responsibilities.
We recommend using the following browsers: Explorer, Firefox, Safari. In order to better prepare for the questions asked on the reporting form you may want to view the Sample Form available via the FAQs on the left-hand side of the reporting page. The Getting Started link will assist you in moving through the form using the proper keys/buttons.
Instructions for entering the reporting site located at:
Log in with your CU Login Name and Identikey password.
Once you are logged in: