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Conflict of Interest

The University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) is committed to fostering an academic environment in which the University's teaching, research, service and economic development missions are furthered.
Participation in outside professional or commercial activities make important direct and indirect contributions to the strength and vitality of the University. Such activities add knowledge that is relevant and useful to teaching and research, develop sources of funding, and establish relationships valuable to the University. However, the pursuit of the University’s diverse missions can lead to inherent conflicts of interest. 

As a steward of public funds and public trust, UMKC is committed to identifying activities that present the potential for conflicts and managing them to assure that they do not threaten the integrity of students, staff, and faculty.

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All employees of the University of Missouri System are subject to the requirements within the Collected Rules and Regulations. It is the obligation of all University employees, regardless of position or length of employment, to self disclose any outside employment or business activities and interests that could interfere with the employee's regular duties or represent a conflict of interest (Collected Rules and Regulations, Section 330.015.D). 

All faculty and exempt staff have the additional requirement to disclose any consulting activities outside the university on an annual basis (Collected Rules and Regulations, Section 330.015.E). 

To disclose, go to eCompliance and complete Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment Disclosure Form.

UMKC Investigator Training Requirements

Federal regulations and UM System Collected Rules require each investigator to complete training prior to engaging in research related to a grant or contract.  Training must be renewed every four (4) years; and shall complete training immediately if (a) there is a change in this policy that affects investigator requirements, (b) the investigator is new to the University, or (c) the University finds the investigator noncompliant with this policy or management plan created pursuant to this policy.

To complete your CITI COI Training using your UMKC SSO go here.

Download Related Policies

2020 UMKC FCOI Policy (PDF)
University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations 330.015 Policy on Conflict of Interest
University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations 420.030 Conflict with the Interests of Federal Grant Agencies

Questions/Disclosure Help

For questions about the policy or the disclosure process please contact the Conflict of Interest Office at 

Disclosure Guidance Document (PDF)

Conflict of Interest Committee

Yusheng (Chris) Liu - Chair
Diane Filion - Voting Member
Carol Hintz - Voting Member
Eric Camburn - Voting Member
John Kevern - Voting Member
Mark Nichols - Voting Member 
Link to eCompliance