Reporting a COI Related Concern

No person reporting conflicts of interest in research concern in good faith will be subject to retaliation according University of Iowa Operations Manual's Anti-Retaliation Policy.

If you have a concern regarding conflicts of interest in research at the University of Iowa, there are several methods of reporting available.

You may report your concern(s) by any of the following method(s):

  1. Call the COIR Office 319-384-4256 or 319-353-3052 and indicate you would like to report a complaint or concern.
  2. Send an email coi-research@uiowa.edu
  3. Address a campus envelope to the COI Office, "Confidential," 105 HLHS (Hardin Library for the Health Sciences).
  4. Complete an online report by clicking here.
  5. If you prefer to report your concern directly to the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development rather than to the Conflict of Interest in Research Office, please contact Jennifer Lassner, Senior Assistant Vice President for Research (319) 335-3710 or jennifer-lassner@uiowa.edu.


We prefer you identify yourself so we can contact if we need additional information. Also, if we know your identity, we can provide feedback about the resolution of the issue. Your confidentiality will be protected, to the extent that it is legally possible to do so and consistent with resolution of the concern.  However, you do have the option to report anonymously.  All concerns are investigated by the COIR Staff with reporting to the Institutional Official.

Please provide as much detail as possible to allow the COI Staff to fully investigate the concern.

  • Description of the incident, activity, or concern
  • Whether you witnessed the incident or activity first hand
  • Date of incident, activity, or concern
  • Location of the incident or activity
  • Names of people involved in the incident or activity (if known)
  • Whether you have reported this incident or activity to anyone else, and if so, what action was taken