External Interest Disclosure (COI)

How to Disclose External Interests

As a researcher, licensed practitioner, officer, key employee or trustee you are required to disclose annually any potential conflict of interest and update any changes within 30 days of acquiring a new significant interest in order to comply with federal and state laws.

The reporting period for this annual disclosure is for any external interests you have held in the past 12 months and any external interests you expect to hold in the next 12 months.  Ensure your disclosures are consistent with the information reported via the CMS Open Payments Database.  For more information on Open Payments, visit our website Feinsteininstitute.org/cms-open-payments

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Research Requirements

Basic science, animal and clinical researchers and individuals responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research or those serving on institutional research review committees are required to do the following:

  • Disclosure: complete an External Interest Disclosure (COI) electronically through COI Smart at least once a year, or within 30 days of any new significant financial interest. Disclosures will be reviewed by the Office of Research Compliance and sent to the Conflict of Interest Committee (COIC) for review if required.

Non-employees conducting research at or on behalf of Northwell Health are required to comply with institutional policies pertaining to conflicts of interest. Researchers that are not employed by Northwell Health (e.g. students, volunteers, collaborators) for whom a disclosure is required must submit a request for access to COI Smart. Please submit your request to coi@northwell.edu.

Requests for access to COI Smart: In order to access the system you need to have an active profile in COI Smart.  If you received an automated email message including your username and an embedded link to COI Smart, you are active.  For all other users, please contact coi@northwell.edu and access will be granted.

Applicable Northwell Health Policies and Guidance Documents

(Policies that are not hyperlinked on this page may be accessed through the Intranet for users on a Northwell network connection)

Research Compliance

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Corporate Compliance

Thank you for your cooperation with this important endeavor.

Public requests for information regarding significant financial interests for key senior research investigators on NIH funded projects determined to be financial Conflict of Interests (fCOI) can be directed to: coi@northwell.edu or (516) 266-5024.

Certification Status of External Interest Disclosures

Click here to view the status and certification dates of external interest disclosure forms for Northwell Health employees and researchers (Updated 4/15/19) 

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For questions regarding conflicts of interests, contact:

Gerry Kassoff
Manager, Research Compliance
Office of Research Compliance
Phone: (516) 266-5027
email: coi@northwell.edu
Brenda Tirsun
Corporate Compliance Specialist
Corporate Compliance
Phone: (516) 266-5035
email: corporatecompliance@northwell.edu