How to Disclose Financial Interests?

How to Disclose Financial Interests?

CIRB COI How-Tos How to Disclose Financial Interests?

How to Disclose Financial Interests?

Investigators must submit a disclosure of financial interests other than those included on an external activity request.  The CIRB uses this information to maintain Investigators' financial interests profiles in IRAP.

New Investigators - Investigators that are new to UAB or new to their role in research must complete a Disclosure of Financial Interest prior to undertaking any research, even if there are no financial interests to report.  

If no interests are disclosed, no further information is necessary unless something changes. If something does change, Investigators have 30 days to disclose the new financial interest.

If interests are disclosed at that time, Investigators must submit another Disclosure of Financial Interests within 30 days of acquiring a new interest or experiencing a change in an interest previously disclosed or annually to re-certify that the disclosed interests are still current.

Current Investigators - All current UAB Investigators currently participating in ongoing research should have already submitted an initial financial interest disclosure.  If not, please refer to the above.  Otherwise, all current UAB Investigators must submit a Disclosure of Financial Interest within 30 days of acquiring a new interest or experiencing a change in an interest previously disclosed or annually to re-certify that the disclosed interests are still current.

Disclosure of Financial Interests submission instructions for current UAB Faculty/Staff:
(All other individuals please look out for an email from the Office of the CIRB with a paper form and instructions, or contact the Office of the CIRB at CIRB@uab.edu)

  • Go to www.uab.edu/uabforms.
  • Enter your blazer id and password.
  • Click on link entitled "External/Internal Activity Approval/Financial Interests Disclosure" (left side of the page).
  • Select the appropriate employment classification.
  • If you are involved in UAB research, indicate that you are an Investigator.
  • Indicate the reason for your form submission is to disclose financial interests.
  • Complete the remaining form questions.  Where required, please provide a thorough description.  This is important to the CIRB review process, and insufficient detail will delay reviews.
  • Submit form.