Annual Conflict of Interest Disclosures Due

Office for Research Protections     |     Conflict of Interest

The annual financial disclosure period for conflict of interest is currently in progress. All individuals responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of University research are required to complete a financial disclosure in COINS no later than March 31 (April 30 for researchers at the College of Medicine). Individuals must complete a disclosure, even if they have nothing to disclose.

Based on user feedback, Penn State’s Conflict of Interest System (COINS) was recently updated to make it easier and faster for users to submit a financial disclosure. It will now take fewer steps to submit a disclosure. For questions about the disclosure process or COINS, contact  To access the COINS system, go to