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Faculty Disclosure: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Faculty Disclosures FAQs v.2
Last Updated: 12/8/20

  1. Who needs to disclose his/her outside professional activities (OPAs)?
  2. If I did not engage in any outside professional activities (OPAs) do I need to complete the disclosure process?
  3. Do faculty members still need to complete their Faculty Disclosure Form (FDF) or update the Disclosure Profile System (DPS)?
  4. What happens if outside professional activities (OPAs) are not entered in a timely fashion?
  5. Where are the disclosure data stored and who has access to view the information in the UDisclose System?
  6. Do voluntary faculty members need to complete the disclosure process?
  7. Are there entities/payors that are excluded from the UM disclosure requirements?
  8. Does UM regard performance of OPAs as somehow improper?
  9. What if I have multiple OPAs with the same entity? Do I need to create a separate entry for each? What if the dates of activity differ, how would that be shown?
  10. What if I don’t know the exact amount of compensation or duration of OPA at the time of the OPA? What do I enter?
  11. Am I required to disclose remuneration received from an outside entity for services performed (e.g., data analysis) when the payment is made directly to the University?
  12. I have an appointment at the Veterans Affairs Hospital. Is that considered an OPA?
  13. If I have a 9-month faculty appointment at UM, do I need to disclose any OPAs conducted over the summer months?
  14. If I am on sabbatical or on leave from the University, do I need to complete the disclosure process?
  15. Why do I have to disclose unexercised stock options?
  16. I perform research, or receive external funding for a scholarly activity at UM. What do I have to disclose?
  17. How long do I have to disclose a newly acquired OPA (or FOI)?