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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:  2020 - 2021

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, 2020

July 16, 2020


No Regents meeting in August

August 25, 2020

September 17, 2020

September 30, 2020

October 22, 2020


No Regents meeting in November

November 11, 2020 

December 3, 2020


No Regents meeting in January

January 27, 2021

February 18, 2021

March 3, 2021

March 25, 2021


No Regents meeting in April

April 26, 2021

May 20, 2021

May 26, 2021

June 17, 2021
June 23, 2021

July 15, 2021



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