On July 2 a message was sent regarding the 2018-19 Financial Interest Disclosure Form being available in the AURA COI-COC module. Also announced was a grace period until September 1, 2018, where proposals would be submitted if the disclosure had not been updated for 2018-19. However awards and contracts would not be released until the 2018-19 disclosure was complete. Based on your feedback and a review of our process, I am happy to announce that effective immediately we will extend the grace period to awards and contracts as well. Awards and contracts received prior to September 1, 2018, will be reviewed based on the 2017-18 disclosures if a 2018-19 disclosure has not been submitted.
After September 1, 2018, URA will require a 2018-19 Financial Disclosure in AURA COI-COC prior to a proposal being submitted, a contract being signed, or an award being released.
Thank you for your feedback leading to this change.
Associate Vice President for Research Administration
University Research Administration
Office of Research and National Laboratories
University of Chicago