The Conflicts of Interest & Commitment (COIC) Office can be contacted by phone at (303) 492-3024 or via email at coi@colorado.edu. For additional information, please visit the COIC homepage.

If you... You should... RIO involvement/contact
…have any planned consulting activities outside of your University role, then…
  • disclose the finalized activity in your annual or updated Disclosure of External Professional Activities (DEPA).
  • update your DEPA within 30 days of a status change as necessary.
  • disclose to your supervising authority.
  • refrain from the use of University resources, including facilities, equipment, employees, and students, without prior approval.
  • certify that you have department approval for consulting (up to 1/6th time) by completing the Consulting Approval Form.
  • include the Standard Addendum for Consulting and Third Party Employment into external agreements in order to avoid conflict with the University’s Intellectual Property (IP) policy.

The Office of Conflicts of Interest & Commitment (COIC) can be contacted by phone at (303) 492-3024 or via email at coi@colorado.edu.

  • COIC has been engaged to confirm the management of any actual and/or potential conflict.
  • COIC reviews and screens relationships disclosed via the DEPA.

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…are a current graduate student, research assistant, etc.), then…
  • consider the following:
    • Level of effort – confirm that total effort does not exceed 100% and that the RA portion is appropriate.
    • Intellectual engagement.
  • disclose the finalized activity in your annual or updated DEPA.
  • update your DEPA within 30 days of a status change as necessary.

The academic department and advisor will need to approve the level of RA appointment when outside work/consulting is being considered.

COIC can be contacted by phone at (303) 492-3024 or via email at coi@colorado.edu.