Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Office for Regulatory Affairs

Our Responsibilities

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg) Office for Regulatory Affairs supports faculty, staff, students, and trainees in their commitment to follow university policies and standards of conduct to ensure they act ethically and in compliance with all applicable laws. The Office's responsibilities include:

  • Identifying regulatory compliance obligations;
  • Educating faculty, staff, students, and trainees relative to the overall objectives of the Feinberg Compliance Program and specific substantive areas of compliance;
  • Monitoring and auditing activities;
  • Managing the Joint Affiliate Annual Disclosure of External Professional Relationships Survey process on behalf of Feinberg, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC), Children’s Hospital of Chicago Medical Center (Lurie Children's), and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the efforts of the Feinberg Conflict of Interest Committee (COIC);
  • Establishing procedures to prevent, investigate, and correct non-compliance; and,
  • Investigating and resolving compliance issues.

Annual Disclosure Survey

Feinberg, NMHC, Lurie Children's, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted policies that require their physicians, faculty, management, and certain staff to disclose industry and certain other external relationships through an annual survey.  For more information on this process, please visit our Annual Disclosure Survey page.

Quick Links

Conflict of Interest and other compliance-related policies can be viewed by accessing our Policies page. 

Online forms, including Requests for approval for industry-sponsored scholarships or fellowships, or grants or donations from non-ACCME accredited programs are available through our Resources page.

Reporting of Potential Misconduct or Violations of Feinberg Policy can be made in person to the ORA or NU, in writing, over the phone, by email or fax, or by accessing EthicsPoint.


Our commonly asked questions page provides answers to frequently asked questions.