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Advocating objectivity and balance.

The Conflict of Interest (COI) Office provides oversight of the university's institutional, research, faculty, and staff conflict of interest policies and procedures, helping to ensure university compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

About COI

Disclosure Forms and Guidance

What financial disclosures do I need to submit to the University?

WVU disclosures cover Conflict of Interest (COI) and Conflict of Commitment (COC) related to an employee’s time, effort, responsibilities, and outside financial interests. Dependent upon your role or roles at the University, you may have one or more disclosure submission requirements to satisfy all policy obligations.

Disclosure Forms and Guidance

How can we help?

These quicklinks can connect you with the information you need.

Disclosure Forms and Guidance

Research COI, Institutional COI, and Outside Consulting

Disclosure Forms

Outside Consulting

FAQs and guidance for engaging in activity outside of WVU employment

Outside Consulting

Regulatory and Policy Guidance

Access all relevant federal, state, and university regulations and policy

Policies and Guidelines

Reviewing COI in Research

Research-specific Conflict of Interest Review and Process


Faculty-Associated Startups

Managing COI related to startups and SBIR commercialization grants


Conflict of Interest Committee

Conflict of Interest Committee Information, Roster, and Guidance

COI Members

Need to Report a Concern?

WVU encourages employees to discuss concerns with their supervisors or appropriate University personnel, Human Resources, or the General Counsel’s Office.

The University will not take retaliatory actions against employees or constituents who make good faith reports about potential misconduct. The EthicsPoint reporting system is a confidential alternative for reporting issues.


You may file an anonymous report with West Virginia University through this site or
by calling EthicsPoint toll-free at (866) 413-1955.