eCOI Help: Activate/Deactivate Entities Screen

You are in the screening section of your report, and have indicated that you are looking for help with the activate/deactivate screen. That screen is used only for the purpose of activating entities which you have previously deactivated, or deactivating entities with which you no longer have a financial relationship. This screen is not used to add new entities, but we will show you how to do that below.

Below are some tips on how to use the activate/deactivate entities screen. If you need more information, please see our comprehensive eCOI help page or contact the COI office at coi@cornell.edu.

Okay, but I want to add a new entity – not activate or deactivate one. How do I do that?

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  1. Click the “cancel” button as shown below.Image of "Activate/Deactivate Entities" form with cancel button circled.
  2. You will return to the screening questions in eCOI. Read through them and make sure that your response to at least one of them is “yes.” If all of your responses to the screening questions are “no,” then the eCOI system will not allow you to add an entity.
  3. Once you have responded “yes” to a screening question you will see a box on the right hand side of your screen instructing you to add the name of an entity. Sometimes this box is partially hidden on the far right hand side of your page. If so, hover over it to unhide it. Add the name of your entity in the text box and click "save"Image of "Legal name of entity" text box circled.

How do I activate one of my inactive entities?

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  1. Find the name of the entity which you would like to activate and click the checkbox beside it in the “activate now” column. Click “save.”Image of "Activate/Deactivate Entities" form with "Activate Now" box circled.

How do I deactivate an entity?

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  1. Find the name of the entity which you would like to deactivate and click the checkbox beside it in the “deactivate now” column. Click “save.”Image of "Activate/Deactivate Entities" form with "Deactivate Now" box circled.

     

What entities should or should not be reported?

You should report relationships with these You should not report relationships with these
  • Private or public companies
  • Cornell and its associated campuses
  • Foundations
  • US federal, state, or local government agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Non-profit US institutions of higher education
  • Industry or trade groups
  • US academic teaching hospitals, medical centers, or research institutes that are affiliated with an institution of higher education
  • International educational institutions
  • Entities which otherwise should be reported, but for work which was unpaid