M-Inform: Respond to a COI Management Plan


This procedure outlines the steps to submit your response to the COI Management Plan via M-Inform after receiving an email notification to review it.

 Disclosers/Conflicted Individuals

If a COI Committee determines that a conflict of interest exists based on the review of your outside interest disclosure(s) and applicable Research Initiated Certification (RC), the COI Office will send you a COI Management Plan for your response via M-Inform.


The COI Management Plan can be accessed via:

  • The Management Plan attachment in the email notification OR
  • M-Inform COI Management Dashboard > Research Certification link

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Open the attachment and review the management plan details.
    Note The email Subject is ACTION REQUIRED: Review Your Conflict of Interest Management Plan.

    Email from COI Office

  2. Click the Link to M-Inform.
    Note You may need to enter your UMICH Login ID and password.
  3. Click the Respond to Management Plan activity.

  4. Click the applicable Yes/No radio button to accept or reject the COI Management Plan.
    • Selecting Yes is the equivalent of "signing" the COI Management plan.
    • If you select No, you must enter comments explaining why. The COI Office will consider your comment and work with you to send an updated COI Management Plan to accept via M-Inform.

  5. Click OK.
    The COI Office is notified of your response.


Accessing Management Plan in M-Inform

  1. If you are already logged into M-Inform, click the Name of the Research Initiated Certification under Action Required on the COI Management Dashboard.
  2. Click the Documents tab.

  3. Click the file name under Final Management Plans.
    Note A File Download window will display. Open the file to review the plan details.
    Complete steps 3-5 above to respond to the management plan and submit your response to the COI Office.
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020