Some UH faculty who do not engage in extramurally-funded activities did not want to have to complete a lengthy disclosure that included questions pertaining to federal sponsorship. Therefore, ORS isolated the disclosure requirements pertaining to extramurally-funded activities in the new COI module. The Office of Human Resources (OHR) will be looking at the remaining questions necessary to comply with the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 84, Standards of Conduct, and whether or not there will be an effect on UH policy.
Additionally, other UH faculty wanted to streamline the process so that disclosures are not needed for each proposal they submit. The new COI module captures an investigator’s annual disclosure so that the only certification necessary at the time of proposal is that the disclosure is up-to-date.