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Regental Action Requests (RARs) & COI Review

A Regental Action Request (RAR) is the university form used to request the U-M Board of Regents' approval for conflict of interest situations that meet the State of Michigan Contract Statute (also known as "statutory conflicts") for contracts directly or indirectly between the university and one of the university's employees.

RARs are drafted for initial COI review from the applicable COI Office and submitted through the Office of Vice President for Research by:

  • ORSP (for sponsored research)
  • OTT (for intellectual property, U-M start-up companies, and material transfer agreements)

U-M Procurement Services/Shared Services may also draft RARs for contracts where a U-M employee/or employee-owned company operates as a vendor with which the university may conduct business.  These RARs are reviewed by and submitted through the U-M Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officers office.

RAR Due Dates:  2016 - 2017

Draft RARs are generally due to the Office of the Vice President for Research three (3) weeks prior to the next U-M Regents meeting.

RAR Due Dates

Regents Meeting Date

June 29, 2016

July 21, 2016


No Regents meeting in August

August 24, 2016

September 15, 2016

September 28, 2016

October 20, 2016


No Regents meeting in November

November 16, 2016

December 8, 2016


No Regents meeting in January

January 25, 2017

February 16, 2017

February 22, 2017

March 16, 2017

March 29, 2017

April 20, 2017

April 26, 2017

May 18, 2017

May 24, 2017

June 15, 2017



For questions about COI policies, outside interest disclosure requirements for U-M, and U-M's COI review and management processes, email