UC Outside Activity Tracking System (OATS)

The UC Outside Activity Tracking System (OATS) is an easy-to-use, web-based application through which university faculty members can report outside activities and income, in accordance with UCOP conflict of commitment policies. It employs a simple, yet interactive format that facilitates the collection of information about outside professional activities, and helps faculty understand the related policies.

UC OATS Introduction Video

In UC OATS you can easily comply with policy. Report and manage your outside professional activities, submit and view your forms online, and track your total time. For Health Sciences Compensated faculty, Deans and Faculty Administrators, you can also track your earnings. Additionally, UC OATS will generate an automatic report for you to certify your annual activities at the end of the year. Click the video for a step-by-step guide on how to use UC OATS.

Training Resources

Policy Training:

UC OATS Training Resources
General Campus Faculty (APM 025)Resource materials on entering outside professional activities, track effort, and completing annual certification.https://info.ucoats.org/pages/training-faculty-025-
Health Sciences Faculty (APM 671)Resource materials on entering outside professional activities, track effort and earnings, and completing annual certification.https://info.ucoats.org/pages/training-faculty-671-
ReviewersFind documentation and user guides for reviewing UC OATS forms.General Campus: https://info.ucoats.org/pages/training-reviewer-025-

Health Sciences: https://info.ucoats.org/pages/training-reviewer-671-
ApproversFind documentation and user guides for department chairs, deans, Vice Provost, or similar responsibilities for approving UC OATS forms.General Campus: https://info.ucoats.org/pages/training-approver-025-

Health Sciences: https://info.ucoats.org/pages/training-approver-671-
AuditorsFind documentation and user guides for the UC OATS audit page.https://info.ucoats.org/pages/training-auditor-


For questions related to the policies covering outside professional activities, please consult with the academic personnel expert in your department.  Department staff with policy-related questions should consult with their dean’s office.

For technical questions or feedback about using OATS, or this website, please contact oats@uci.edu.

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