University of Nebraska Medical Center

Conflict of Interest

UNMC policy requires faculty, research personnel and other personnel to submit a conflict of interest disclosure upon employment and at least once annually thereafter.

We use COI-SMART to complete, track and manage conflict of interest disclosures and applications to engage in outside professional activity, otherwise known as outside employment. (Note: You will need to use your NetID and password to log in).

If you need help accessing or navigating COI-Smart, read our Quick Start Guide.


Any outside professional activity requires approval prior to participating in the activities. Approval takes time, so be sure to plan accordingly. If you have any questions along the way, please email Sarah Gloden Carlson, Chief Compliance Officer.

Process for Outside Employment Approval

Open Payments Reporting

Faculty payments from industry are reported through the CMS Open Payments Database, a national disclosure program that promotes a more transparent and accountable health care system. 

Activity reported on this site is not a bad thing. What is a bad thing is if activity is reported on this site and the institution does not have record of the activity via the disclosure process.

Open Payments also lets covered health care providers review their information and dispute inaccuracies (if any). 

Learn about Open Payments