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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.

RAR Due Dates:  2021 - 2022

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 21, 2021

July 15, 2021


No Regents meeting in August

September 1, 2021

September 23, 2021

September 29, 2021

October 21, 2021


No Regents meeting in November

November 17, 2021 

December 9, 2021


No Regents meeting in January

January 26, 2022

February 17, 20222

March 2, 2022

March 24, 2022


No Regents meeting in April

April 27, 2022

May 19, 2022

May 25, 2022

June 16, 2022



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