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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:  2019 - 2020

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

May 29, 2019

June 20, 2019

June 24, 2019

July 18, 2019


No Regents meeting in August

August 28, 2019

September 19, 2019

September 24, 2019

October 17, 2019


No Regents meeting in November

November 13, 2019

December 5, 2019


No Regents meeting in January

January 29, 2020

February 20, 2020

March 4, 2020

March 26, 2020


No Regents meeting in April

April 29, 2020

May 21, 2020

May 27, 2020

June 18, 2020



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