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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:  2017 - 2018

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 23, 2017

July 20, 2017


No Regents meeting in August

August 23, 2017

September 14, 2017

September 27, 2017

October 19, 2017


No Regents meeting in November

November 15, 2017

December 7, 2017


No Regents meeting in January

January 24, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 7, 2018

March 29, 2018


No Regents meeting in April

April 25, 2018

May 17, 2018

May 30, 2018

June 21, 2018



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