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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:  2018 - 2019

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 27, 2018

July 19, 2018


No Regents meeting in August

August 29, 2018

September 20, 2018

September 26, 2018

October 18, 2018


No Regents meeting in November

November 14, 2018

December 6, 2018


No Regents meeting in January

January 30, 2019

February 21, 2019

March 6, 2019

March 28, 2019


No Regents meeting in April

April 24, 2019

May 16, 2019

May 29, 2019

June 20, 2019



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