Meet subject matter experts from the Office of Research as they share tips and tricks to guide you through everything from contracts and grants to commercialization.

This session uses several specific scenarios that researchers may encounter when performing federally funded research to illustrate the importance and impact of conflict of interest and export control regulations on academic research and educational activities. The session describes for each scenario the relevant UTD procedures for ensuring compliance, and provide best practices for avoiding noncompliance.

Speaker: Conor Wakeman, Assistant Director, Research Integrity and Outreach

Conor has worked in the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach since 2011. He oversees the university’s COIC and Export Control programs. Conor lives in Allen, Texas with his family, and enjoys reading and playing board games in his free time.

Conflicts of Interest Mission: The University Research Integrity Committee (“Committee”) is charged with assuring the integrity of research endeavors undertaken at and on behalf of UTD by identifying and addressing situations involving the appearance or occurrence of conflicts of interest and commitment. The Conflict of Interest Office (“COI Office”) within the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach is responsible for administering the Committee and assisting the Committee in assuring institutional and investigator compliance with federal and state laws and regulations concerning conflict of interest and commitment. The COI Office provides the education and procedures needed by investigators to identify and manage research and other responsibilities at risk for the appearance of conflict of interest or commitment.

Export Controls Mission: The Export Control program within the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach is responsible for administering university-wide compliance with U.S. export control laws, which regulates the export of and access to data, technologies, software, and hardware for reasons of foreign policy, national security, and trade protection. The Export Control program implements education, procedures, and controls necessary to ensure compliance with export control laws as they apply to university activities, such as research, travel, shipping, visitors, and technology transfer.