Published: Sept. 13, 2018

CU Boulder is committed to protecting the intellectual property and work of our robust research community, and we closely monitor the guidance, directives and information coming from our federal sponsors. NIH recently issued a letter to grantees about the importance of ensuring all support and financial interests are properly disclosed. The letter noted a particular concern about financial support from foreign entities that might compromise national security as well as intellectual property rights of the government and of the university.  As a reminder, all external sources of income or support—including from foreign universities and research institutions—should be included in your DEPA conflict of interest disclosures.

The compliance units within the Office of Research Integrity and the Office of Contracts and Grants are here to support CU Boulder PIs and their departments through strategic guidance on the risks associated with any conflicts of interest, conflicts of commitment, sponsor affiliations, terms and conditions, intellectual property, sensitive data or other risk concerns.

The start of a new academic year is a great time to make sure that all of your sponsored projects are up-to-date with disclosure of financial interests and affiliations and all forms of other support. There are numerous resources available to help you throughout all stages of a sponsored award.


Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

CU Boulder is committed to scientific and ethical integrity as well as academic excellence in all research activities with which our students, faculty and staff are associated. ORI supports those needs as follows:

Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG)

OCG partners to provide sponsored project award compliance support from start to finish. This support includes:

Campus Controller’s Office (CCO)

CCO oversees the post-award financial administration and compliance of sponsored projects in CU Boulder Funds 30/31/33. CCO ensures the final financial closeout of all awards and serves as the primary point of contact for any audits.