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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)
  • Innovation Partnerships (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.

NOTE:  The state statute forbids a public servant (i.e., the 'conflicted' U-M employee) taking "any part in the negotiations for such contract or the renegotiations or amendment of the contract, or in the approval of the contract" OR representing "either party in the transaction".  Contact if you have any questions regarding this prohibition.

*RAR Due Dates:  2024 - 2025
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

April 18, 2024

May 16, 2024

May 29, 2024

June 20, 2024

June 25, 2024

July 18, 2024


No Regents meeting in August

August 28, 2024

September 19, 2024

September 25, 2024

October 17, 2024


No Regents meeting in November

November 13, 2024

December 5, 2024


No Regents meeting in January

January 29, 2025

February 20, 2025

March 5, 2025

March 27, 2025


No Regents meeting in April

April 23, 2025

May 15, 2025

May 28, 2025

June 19, 2025


*subject to change






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