Individual Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment in Research
A 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.
A 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.
The management and/or elimination of conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment allows the University to maintain the integrity of the institution, its personnel, and the public’s interest.
Conflict of Interest (COI), Dual and Outside Interest Management
Doing Business with Others