Contacts & Resources

**The 2021-22 RNUA process begins September 20, 2021. As in previous years, all Academic Professionals should use the online system START myDisclosures to report activities. 

If you have questions not answered in the Frequently Asked Questions or need other assistance, you can find additional resources and contact information for the conflict of interest officer on your campus here. 

Resources

Training

The universities offer a number of training opportunities for both reviewers and disclosers. 

Urbana 

Urbana training sessions are open to System Offices staff as well. All training will be delivered via Zoom.

Training for Disclosers and Reviewers
This training will cover the Policy, accessing the system, entering activities, editing activities, monitoring review status of the disclosure, responding to reviewer feedback, and viewing past disclosures. It will also cover training for UEOs related to accessing unit disclosures, reviewing options, and retention of disclosures. Four sessions are geared toward new UEOs

Please register at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/712895572

Sessions targeted toward new UEOs:

  • Friday, September 3, 1-2 pm
  • Friday, September 10, 1-2 pm
  • Monday, October 11, 4-5 pm
  • Monday, October 18, 4-5 pm

Additional sessions for all disclosers and reviewers:

  • Friday, September 24, 1-2 pm
  • Friday, October 8, 1-2 pm
  • Friday, October 15, 1-2 pm
  • Friday, October 15, 3-4 pm
  • Friday, October 22, 1-2 pm
  • Friday, October 22, 3-4 pm
  • Friday, October 29, 10-11 am
  • Friday, October 29, 1-2 pm
  • Friday, October 29, 3-4 pm

Urbana also offers open office hours for disclosers and reviewers Monday through Friday beginning September 21 and via phone at 217-333-8124.

Chicago 

https://research.uic.edu/compliance/coi/rnua/rnua-training-sessions/

Training for Disclosers (Open to all Academic Staff)
This training provides information and guidance on waht activites are required to be reported on the RNUA to comply with the U of I Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest. This training will also cover accessing the system, entering activities, editing activities, monitoring review status of the disclosure, responding to reviewer feedback, and viewing past disclosures.

Training for Reviewers (Unit Executive Officers, Facilitators, Assistants)

Trainings will cover a brief overview of the disclosure process and focus on the review process for Unit Executive Officers and assistants that help to facilitate the review process. The COI Office will provide information and guidance on activities that may present potential or actual conflicts of commitment or interest and steps the UEO must take manage and complete the review process in order to comply with the University Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest.

Initial training sessions will provide overview for all reviewers. Later sessions will be targeted at reviewers for 1st levels of review (home orgs and secondary appointments) and 2nd level reviewers (deans, vice chancellors, chancellor).

Open Office Hours - Open to Disclosers and Reviewers

Office hours are available for disclosers and/or reviewers to discuss with the COI Office questions about disclosing activities and/or conducting reviews of disclosures.

To schedule an RNUA Training for your department or college, please contact Jacquelyn Jancius, jancius@uic.edu 

Springfield

Training for Disclosers (all Academic Staff):
This training will cover accessing the system, entering activities, editing activities, monitoring review status of the disclosure, responding to reviewer feedback, and viewing past disclosures. It will also cover training for UEOs related to accessing unit disclosures, reviewing options, and retention of disclosures.

  • Training dates TBA

Training for Reviewers and Assistants:

  • Training dates TBA

Please register for training (link TBA)

RNUA & Conflict of Interest contact information

Urbana

Linda K. Lee Drozt, JD
Conflict of Interest Officer
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
217-333-0034

Chicago

Jacquelyn Jancius
Director, Conflict of Interest
Office of Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Illinois at Chicago
312-996-3642

Springfield

Lucia Vazquez
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation
University of Illinois Springfield
217-206-8112

System Offices 

Sarah Zehr
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
217-244-4448