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Research Compliance

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

For questions related to how FCOI is handled when a subcontract is included in a Northwestern proposal, please see the following references provided by the Northwestern University Conflict of Interest Office (NUCOI):


Northwestern’s IACUC reviews and approves the animal protocol for subcontractors (including CRO’s) receiving funding from Northwestern to conduct sponsored projects involving live animal subjects, including the development of custom antibodies. Visit the IACUC website.


IRB approval is required prior to issuance for the following:

  • Department of Defense (DoD)-funded projects and other sponsor specific requirements
  • Non-U.S. subrecipient entities
  • IAA/reliance scenarios (When Northwestern serves as IRB of record, signed IAA and Northwestern IRB approval letter required)

Visit the IRB website.