Conflict of Interest

Contacts & Meetings

For general questions about FCOI disclosures, contact your pre-award grant administrator in the UMass Lowell Office of Research Administration, or, the Director of Grants and Contracts.

For questions about the Detailed Disclosure Form, contact, the Director of Office of Institutional Compliance.
University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees Policies and Guidelines for Academic/Teaching/Research (

National Institutes of Health Conflict of Interest website: Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which Public Health Service Funding is Sought and Responsible Prospective Contractors (

National Institutes of Health FAQs (

State Ethics Commission Information and Disclosure Forms (

Conflicts Committee Members & Meeting and Schedule

Dr. Julie Chen, Vice Provost for Research – Lead Campus Contact
Elaine Major, Director of Institutional Compliance

College  Faculty
Engineering Sanjeev Manohar (Chemical Eng), alternate
Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences  Tom Gordon (Psychology)
Doreen Arcus (Psychology), alternate

Graduate School of Education Lorraine Dagostino (Curriculum and Instruction)
James Carifio (Curriculum and Instruction), alternate

Manning School of Business Bob Li (Information Systems)
School of Health and Environment  Shellie Simons (Nursing)
Margaret Knight (Nursing), alternate
Sciences Jayant Kumar (Physics), current Univ. rep to Statewide

Meetings (scheduled monthly):
July 30, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.