What we're working on at Conflict Disclosure Management

  • In an effort to streamline the annual conflict disclosure process for faculty, OCDM is in the process of developing a more robust and efficient disclosure form. The form has been enhanced with new questions that will gather all needed information in the first submission of the form, eliminating the need for multiple discussions and submissions of the form.  We have reached out to various groups through-out campus to ensure the questions are intelligible and comprehensive.  The goal of modifying the form is to reduce the amount of time required for review and approval of conflict disclosures.

    • What to expect
      No action is required by you until your annual conflict disclosure review becomes due.  When your review becomes due, you should access the form as you have in the past. For those holding outside interests, you may see significantly more questions than what you’re used to. 

    • Your input is important to us,
      As is with any new process, there may be opportunities to improve upon the new form and questions We appreciate your feedback and will try to accommodate any suggestions that are mutually beneficial.

      Thank you in advance for your patience and feedback. 

  • New email address:  Please email cdm@msu.edu with questions or concerns related to Conflict Disclosures and Management.  (We will still be able to view emails previously sent to the old address.)

  • Job Aid:  How to Complete a DISCLOSURE for COI Reporting can be found on the How to Disclose webpage.

  • Kuali Updates:
    • A process for using the Kuali system for communicating follow up questions and information about submitted COI disclosures. We are doing our best to be responsive while revising the system to work better for researchers and administration.
    • Developing new questions within Kuali to help supervisors and the CDM Office be able to better identify potential conflicts and provide researchers with ways to better describe the activities covered by the disclosure.
  • Policies and Procedures: Getting the new CDM office, policies, and procedures up and running. 
    • Reviewing the COI in Research Policy and procedures to evaluate ways to be more transparent and user friendly, better align with current university processes, and better align with federal and state requirements.