EVP Academic & Research Affairs

Research Conflict of Interest Committee Guidelines

Research Conflicts of Interest Committee Guidelines

Chair
Designated by the President on recommendation from the Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs.


Membership

The membership should include:

  • At least 6 experienced investigators that include at least 3 clinical researchers;
  • At least 1 representative from each Health Science Center School;
  • Expertise in bioethics; and
  • At least two community representatives.

 

Terms of Membership
Staggered three-year terms (may be reappointed)

  Ex Officio Membership (non-voting participants)

  • Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs
  • Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
  • Vice President, Research and Technology
  • Vice President, Human Research Protection Programs
  • Assistant Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
  • Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Projects Administration
  • Executive Director, Research Compliance, Education & Support Services
  • Director, Office of Research Support Committees
  • Manager, Animal Welfare Committee

Charge
The Research Conflicts of Interest Committee advises the Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs.  Its responsibilities are to:

  • Recommend policies and procedures to address research related conflicts of interest and commitment within the institution, and periodically review them to identify revisions that might be needed;
  • Review Research Conflict of Interest Disclosures to determine if investigators have significant financial interests that could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of research;
  • Review Research Conflict of Interest Disclosures to determine if investigators have conflicts of interest that might compromise, or appear to compromise, the protection of human subjects and communicate relevant findings to the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects;
  • Recommend if and how conflicts identified in Research Conflict of Interest Disclosures should be managed, reduced, or eliminated through Research Conflict of Interest Management Plans; and
  • Oversee/monitor Research Conflict of Interest Management Plans, with progress reports submitted to the Executive Vice President for Research as required.


Guidelines for UTHealth Standing Committees
Guidelines and membership information for UTHealth Standing Committees, Teams and Task Forces are available at:

http://www.uth.tmc.edu/ut_general/special_interest/committees/index.html