FASIS COI System Unavailable for Disclosers Starting Wednesday, Feb 10th
As we prepare to launch our new COI system on February 15th, please note that the conflict of interest disclosure page in FASIS will be sunset/indefinitely unavailable effective Wednesday, February 10th.
Investigators and proxies will not be able to access the FASIS system to complete COI training or disclosures starting February 10th. Investigators will be able to access the new system, eDisclosure, beginning February 15th. Administrators will have access to the Compliance pages in FASIS during this time (and through 8/31/16), but please note that a new Compliance page in eDisclosure should be utilized beginning 2/15/16. Click here to access training resources relative to eDisclosure, including a tip sheet for use of the eDisclosure Compliance page.
1. For investigators who have no training or disclosure on file for proposals being submitted during this time (2/10/16 – 2/15/16) please utilize the paper disclosure process:
Completed disclosure forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. For investigators who have “out of date” disclosures on file for proposals being submitted during this time, do NOT utilize the paper process and do not ask the investigator to update their disclosure; please contact NUCOI for an exception request:
email@example.com or 847-467-4515.
NOTE: During the annual disclosure period (2/15/16 – 3/15/16), due to this transition to a new system, we are exercising some latitude in allowing investigators to complete their annual disclosure during this time (which will facilitate compliance with their last disclosure date for research purposes). For those investigators out-of-date between 2/15/16 and 3/15/16, we are targeting communications to for these individuals to complete their annual disclosures as soon as possible. We will grant exceptions for proposal submissions for out-of-date disclosures during the time period of 2/10/16 – 3/15/16 (from when FASIS sunsets to the deadline for annual disclosure in eDisclosure), with the condition that the proposal may with withdrawn by Northwestern if the investigator has not updated their disclosure by 3/15/16. As noted above, please contact NUCOI with exception requests to submit proposals that have investigators with out-of-date disclosures.Contact NUCOI (firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.467.4515 with questions!
Please verify and (update if needed) "COI" approvers for staff in FASIS by January 21st!
In preparation for the upcoming annual disclosure process, it is imperative that all staff COI approvers listed in FASIS for employees are accurate, and that any changes/updates are made in FASIS by January 21st. If, upon review, the staff COI approvers listed in FASIS are correct, no action is needed.
The annual staff COI disclosure covering calendar year 2015 will open on February 15th in eDisclosure, Northwestern’s new COI system. eDisclosure will replace FASIS for annual COI surveys. Although Northwestern is utilizing a new system for the COI disclosure and review process, the source of record for staff and staff approver information will remain FASIS; therefore, ensuring staff approvers are correctly entered into FASIS is critical. The COI Approver is maintained on the “Reports To” page in FASIS. Please follow the instructions below to verify your staff’s COI approver by January 21st.
How to Update COI Approver in FASIS: click here
Annual Staff Conflict of Interest (COI) Approval Deadline Approaching April 15th!
Please review and approve your staff member's COI disclosures in the FASIS Self-Service Portal.
Note: If you registered for FASIS Multi-Factor Authentication, your smartphone (or NU phone) is needed to verify your identity when accessing the FASIS Self-Service Portal.
2015 Annual Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure now open in FASIS! The annual disclosure is now available in the Conflict of Interest section of the FASIS Self-Service Portal. Instructions and guidance for accessing and completing the disclosure can be found here for faculty and here for staff. Please complete your disclosure by March 1, 2015. If you registered for FASIS Multi-Factor Authentication, your smartphone (or NU phone) is needed to verify your identity when accessing the FASIS Self-Service Portal.
New Conflict of Interest Resource Available for Research Community! The Investigator One Page Guide has been developed to aid researchers and research administrators in understanding the key aspects of the research-related COI process. Unlike the annual COI processes for faculty and staff that occur in February each year, the research-related process involves dynamic requirements that are ongoing between annual disclosure cycles.
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The Annual Faculty and Staff disclosure processes opened in FASIS, consolidating all of the annual COI requirements so that individuals with multiple roles can now meet all annual COI requirements simultaneously. To read about the changes to the annual disclosure process, click here!
Click here to access and complete your annual disclosure!
Faculty completing your annual faculty COI disclosures in your respective Schools: You can now easily access and view/print/save your most recently submitted COI disclosure in FASIS. Upon login to the FASIS COI system, select Conflict of Interest and then COI Disclosure for Research: you will then see an option and link to View/Print/Save Most Recent Sponsored Research Disclosure.
NURAP Fall 2012 Newsletter: Vol. 4 Issue 1 - New Conflict of Interest Requirements Affecting Researchers