Thursday, March 4, 2021

Researchers and scholars at The University of Iowa are reminded that they are required to disclose any activities involving foreign governments and institutions of higher education, including research collaborations, appointments, presenting, or teaching.

For sponsored research, those activities are reported directly to the funding agency. In other cases, faculty and staff can use the UI’s eCOI portal to disclose them.

The UI is committed to the principle of free, open, and objective inquiry as part of its teaching, research, and service mission. Further, the university encourages its employees to engage in external activities that promote that mission, as well as to contribute to their professional fields, enhance their professional skills, and/or enhance the public good.

For more on this topic, see the Research Administration Dispatch of March 3, 2021.