This page provides information about the DEPA disclosure form, troubleshooting access problems, and who is required to submit the form.

  • To view a sample DEPA disclosure form before beginning a submission: Sample DEPA Form
  • To submit a DEPA, follow the instructions below either for Employees or Students.

Need Assistance?

  • IT Help: If you have technical difficulties logging into MyCUInfo, the Faculty Reporting & DEPA feature, or accessing the link to the DEPA form, please assess your browser . We recommend using the following browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. If difficulties persist please contact IT: or call: 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) as they have a flowchart for troubleshooting DEPA access issues.

  • Note: You must be established in the CU personnel system with a UUID in order to access the DEPA reporting site.  (UUIDs are automatically assigned when employees, students, and POIs are set up in their respective personnel systems. You do not need to know or keep track of this number- it is not the same as an employee, student or POI ID number.)

  • Content Help: If you have questions about the DEPA form, please see the Sample DEPA Form or email Or call 303-492-3024.  

EMPLOYEES and Persons of Interest (POIs):

  1. Log in to MyCUInfo at
  2. Click on top tab: CU Resources. (If this tab does not appear, simply continue to Step 3.)
  3. Scroll down and click "Details" on the Faculty Reporting & DEPA tile.
  4. Click on:  Login to DEPA. Be sure not to click on the FRPA reporting option.
  5. Once access is allowed, follow the instructions on the DEPA reporting page.

STUDENTS who are not employees (or who are employees):

  1. Log in to MyCUInfo at
  2. Scroll over and Click on: DEPA (LOWER right column)
  3. Follow the instructions on the DEPA reporting page

All DEPA disclosure forms must be submitted electronically for tracking and auditing purposes.

Who is required to submit the DEPA?

All faculty, and any other employee or student with responsibility for the design, conduct or reporting of research are considered critical to the research process and must disclose any significant financial interest and external professional activity that could compromise university decision making or duties. Projects and protocols submitted to the Office of Grants and Contracts or to the IRB cannot receive approval until an annual DEPA is submitted, reviewed and approved. It is not for each individual researcher to decide if he/she must report based on a belief that no conflicts exist. ALL personnel listed in the groups below must report, as stipulated, in order for the institution to be in compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies. 

The following University of Colorado Boulder personnel required to submit an annual Disclosure of External Professional Activities (DEPA) include:

  • All Tenure Track Faculty (all levels); Adjunct,Visiting and Research Faculty (all levels). This also includes Retired faculty (IF still actively engaged in projects at CU Boulder).
  • All PRAs, Research Associates and Research Assistants (all levels), Instructors (all levels), LibrariansMuseum Associates, and Fellows.
  • Non-employee Graduate Students IF they are currently involved in the design, conduct or reporting of any research, OR if they are involved in a CU Boulder employee-affiliated company/entity.
  • Undergraduate students,volunteers and consultants—ONLY IF they are responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research, OR if they are involved in a CU Boulder employee-affiliated company/entity. 
  • The following groups typically DO NOT need to report: TAs, Lecturers, Professional Exempts and Adjoint faculty. However, university personnel involved in the design, conduct and reporting of research DO need to submit a DEPA, regardless of job type.