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For Administrators

Resources for Administrators

To request access to the Compliance Pages in eDisclosure: send an email request to with your name, department, title, email address, and Northwestern netID, and indicate whether you need access for the research compliance page, the annual disclosure completion compliance page for your School/area/department, or both.  

Tip Sheet for Reviewing the Compliance Page in eDisclosure:

eDisclosure Compliance Page Guidance for Research Administrators


Verifying Compliance at Proposal and Award Time



How to determine if external investigators will be following NU's Policy?

All three of these resources have the same information, but presented in different formats - a matrix, a box-and-arrow diagram, and as a document.

     Subrecipient COI Decision Matrix Tool 

     Subrecipient COI Decision Work Flow 

     Subrecipient COI Procedures Document 

Other resources:

FDP Clearinghouse - a list of all institutions who have certified to having a PHS-compliant COI policy and, thus do not need to follow NU's COI policy

Subrecipient and Consultant Disclosure Forms and other materials

Subrecipient Resources:

Sponsors following PHS
regulations (incl. NIH)
OSR Subrecipient Commitment Form_PHS 
COI Training Document for Sponsored Research 
Subrecipient and Consultant Disclosure Form for PHS-sponsored Projects 
OSR Subrecipient Commitment Form_NSF 
Subrecipient and Consultant Disclosure Form for NSF-sponsored Projects
coming soon

Northwestern must flow-down sponsor requirements to subcontractors that do not have their own policies in place. Prior to proposal submission, please select the appropriate group of materials, based on sponsor, for your project and distribute to all consultants who are investigators on the project, and any subrecipient investigators following NU's policy.

How to confirm that all Investigators have a current disclosure on file?

Paper COI Disclosure Tracking List 

resources for researchers

Conflict Management Plan Recommended Disclosure Language - A guide for Investigators under COI management as to the nature, frequency, and mechanism of specific disclosure