COI Policy

Office of Academic Affairs

This policy applies to part-time and full-time faculty, residents, medical students and staff at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the School of Medicine Practice Plan. It is a supplement to the University of Nevada, Reno COI Policy.

Everyone covered under this policy will be required to make a full disclosure of all industry affiliations. Such disclosures will be displayed on a publicly accessible website.

No industry representatives are permitted to market their products on University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine grounds or clinics unless invited to do so by the department chair. Representatives may only meet with faculty by appointment in faculty offices. Faculty are not allowed to participate in industry marketing activities such as participation on a speakers bureau.

No gifts1 (including food, office supplies, scholarships or non-CME training funds) from industry are permitted. Travel support must be disclosed and approved by the COI committee. Pharmaceutical samples are restricted to those required for patient education. Any exceptions must be approved by the School of Medicine Compliance Officer. Industry supported meals are prohibited.

No restricted2 funding of CME will be permitted. We will work towards a centralized CME account.

No ghost-written or ghost-analyzed scholarly products are permitted. Sponsors of research will have no editorial rights over manuscripts or abstracts. University researchers will track the sponsor’s use of clinical data and will include in all protocols the right to analyze and publish or publicize results of clinical research in the event that a sponsor does not publish them within two years of the conclusion of the study.

No industry produced teaching materials will be permitted for medical students or residents and instructors will share all teaching materials with educational coordinators.

All practice plan purchasing decisions will exclude individuals with potential industry conflicts.

All trainees will receive instruction on these institutional policies and how industry promotion can influence clinical judgment.


  1. All gifts regardless of value
  2. This indicates that industry may not direct or restrict the content or the speaker for CME activities