Conflict of Interest (Research)

Faculty have an obligation to avoid unacceptable ethical, legal, financial or other conflicts of interest (COI) and to fully disclose any outside activities that might lead to a serious conflict of interest. Investigators will also adhere to sponsoring agency policies governing conflict of interest.

conflict of interest may arise when a covered individual’s relationship with an outside entity might appear to influence that individual’s judgment in performing their professional responsibilities at the University, and could or may appear to directly and significantly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of research.

conflict of commitment may arise when a faculty member engages in external activities or assumes external commitments that might appear to compromise their ability to fulfill the responsibilities of their University obligations.

To read further, please see Individual Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment in Research

Policy types

Conflict of Interest (COI), Dual and Outside Interest Management, Research


Research and Scholarship