Conflict of Interest
FCOI Review Process
Each disclosure will receive an initial review where it will be reviewed for completeness and will be assigned a corresponding risk color.
- RED- High Risk
- YELLOW- Medium Risk
- GREEN- Low Risk
- BLUE- Family Member Collaboration
- PINK- Incomplete Disclosure
- GRAY- No disclosure related to IR
The initial review done by the FCOI Program Specialist will be additionally reviewed by the Chair and Vice Chair for approval prior to going to full committee review.
The Full FCOI Committee will review each case that has been assigned a RED and/or YELLOW risk factor. All GREEN cases will be block voted as they pose the lowest risk and do not present an actual or potential conflict of interest. The FCOI Committee conducts the review process in a manner that is intended to foster, not hinder research relationships.
If the FCOI Committee determines that the disclosed interest does not affect the research or that the interest does not compromise the commitments of the individual to UNM, and is not detrimental to UNM, the FCOI Committee usually determines that no conflict exists. A decision memo is issued via E-mail notifying the disclosing parties, PI, the investigator's Departmental Chair, and Director of the Center, if appropriate.
If the FCOI Committee determines that the disclosed interest could influence the research, the FCOI Committee usually decides a conflict exists and a management plan will be created in order to manage, reduce or eliminate the potential or actual conflict of interest. The plan will be issued by the FCOI Committee and must be signed by both the investigator and the monitor.