All certifications for which a significant financial interest is indicated, the associated disclosures, and any recommended arrangements by or concerns of the signatories will be reviewed by the University of Houston's Conflict of Interest Committee, who advises the Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer (Institutional Official). The Committee is comprised of members of multiple UH Colleges and Departments, appointed by the Institutional Official with the intention to represent expertise in both the broad and the more unique aspects of the university’s culture. A member from the Research and Scholarship committee, as well as a member external to UH, is also appointed.
Ex officio membership includes representation from UH General Counsel and the Office of Intellectual Property Management (OIPM). The COIC may choose to consult with a subject matter expert in certain cases upon request by the committee Chair.
Conflict of commitment is not under the COIC’s scope of review. Conflict of commitment is defined and managed under the following University of Houston System Administrative memorandums:
- SAM 02.A.08 (HR) – Consulting and Paid Professional Service
- SAM 02.A.29 (HR) – Ethical Conduct of Employees
COIC Meeting Dates
The COIC meets the fourth Tuesday of each month throughout the year. All disclosures submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting date will be placed on the meeting agenda.