At UCSF, the Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC), an academic committee acting under authority from the Chancellor, reviews potential financial conflicts of interest and makes recommendations to the Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor for acceptance, acceptance with conditions, or disapproval of the gift, grant or contract. Such review and recommendation must be completed before the University accepts the funding. The COIAC will notify the faculty member in writing about its findings and actions.
If a faculty member whose conflict has been reviewed does not agree with the Committee's recommendation and the Chancellor’s decision, then the faculty member may contact the COI Manager and request an appeal. Typically, the appeal process involves an appearance before the Committee by the faculty member to answer questions and/or to provide additional information to the Committee.