Procedure for Appeal of Conflict of Interest Decisions
Where a Member is not in agreement with a decision made by the University COI Committee or the Marine Institute Sub-Committee, he/she may appeal the Committee's decision in writing normally within 30 calendar days to the appropriate Vice-President. In the written appeal, the appellant shall outline the grounds for his/her appeal, and submit the supporting documentation that was provided to the Committee. If there is new supporting documentation provided in the appeal, the University COI Committee or the MI Sub-Committee shall be provided with a copy of the new supporting documentation and will be provided with an opportunity for comment.
The appropriate Vice-President may seek advice following a review of the appellant's submission. In addition, the appropriate Vice-President may meet with the Member.
The appropriate Vice-President will render a decision, in writing, within 30 calendar days of receipt of the appeal.