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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:  2023 - 2024
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 24, 2023

June 15, 2023

June 23, 2023

July 20, 2023


No Regents meeting in August

August 30, 2023

September 21, 2023

September 27, 2023

October 19, 2023


No Regents meeting in November

November 15, 2023

December 7, 2023


No Regents meeting in January

January 24, 2024

February 15, 2024

March 6, 2024

March 28, 2024


No Regents meeting in April

April 24, 2024

May 16, 2024

May 29, 2024

June 20, 2024






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