Committee of Conflcts of Interest in Sponsored Projects

CONTACT INFORMATION

For the person completing this report.

Luis Vazquez

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD

Official Name of the Board

Committee of Conflcts of Interest in Sponsored Projects

Effective date of establishment

07/2014

Authorized by

Regents Policy Manual (RPM)

Board Reports To (if applicable)

VPR

Scope of Impact

System

Type of Board

Standing

Purpose

For compliance with federal agencies research misconduct regulations, this committee convenes under the authority of the Office of the VPR to review all disclosure statements and to identify, manage and / or resolve potential and actual conflicts of interest

Authority

The Committee on Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Projects is under the authority of the BOR through the NMSU Policy Manual, Policy 3.21.27, The Committee on Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Activities shall meet as necessary to review all disclosure statements and decide in each instance whether:
a. There is no potential conflict of interest; or
b. There was a conflict of interest, which has since been resolved; or
c. There is a conflict of interest that has not been resolved.

MEMBERSHIP

What is the process for selecting a chair?

The VPR or AVPR serves as the ongoing Chair of the Conflict of Interest Committee.

Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Name

Luis Vazquez

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Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Name

Luis Vazquez

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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Additional Membership Details

Members are appointed by

As Individuals

Position appointment description

The Committee on Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Activities shall be a standing committee consisting of the vice president for research, the director of a college/unit research center or institute director designated by the vice president for research and three faculty members appointed by the vice president for research and approved by the Faculty Senate. One member of the committee shall not be involved in sponsored research. Due to faculty leaving NMSU and changes in leadership throughout the university, new faculty members and representatives will be assigned and approved by the faculty senate for the the new academic year.

Is membership representative?

No

What university function/office is responsible for appointments?

Office of the Vice President for Research The Committee on Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Activities shall be a standing committee consisting of the vice/associate president for research, the director of a college/unit research center or institute director designated by the vice president for research and three faculty members appointed by the vice president for research and approved by the Faculty Senate. One member of the committee shall not be involved in sponsored research.

What are the terms of appointment?

Staggered terms

Are terms staggered?

Yes

Are members subject to reappointment?

Yes

Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.

Depending on the needs and expertise the members represent they may be re-considered for reappointment

What is the process for filling vacant positions?

Depending on the position to be filled (administrator, faculty or staff), members are selected by the VPR for the approval process.

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Jay Lillywhite Academic Department Head Voting Member
Kenneth Hacker Academic Department Head Voting Member
Voting Member
MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

VPR

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

The VPR serves as the ongoing Chair of the Conflict of Interest Committee.

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?

Yes

List of Meeting Dates

Meetings only occur when an adverse event is reported in need of evaluation and investigation or the chair may call upon the committee when there is consultation sought by College Deans, Research Deans or Department Heads when needed as a preventive measure.

Major Accomplishments

There have been no adverse events fall/spring academic year


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