Conflict of Interest

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The University encourages and supports interactions of its faculty and student employees with federal, state, and local governments, and with business and industry as important parts of their research, education, and public service activities.

Conflict of interest arises in situations in which financial or other personal considerations may adversely affect, or have the appearance of adversely affecting, an employee’s professional judgment in exercising any University duty or responsibility in administration, management, instruction, research and other professional activities. The bias such conflicts could conceivably impart may inappropriately affect the goals of research, instructional, or administrative programs.

The education of students, the methods of analysis and interpretation of research data, the hiring of staff, procurement of materials, and other administrative tasks at the University must be free of the undue influence of outside interests.

It is the duty of every member of the University community to immediately disclose his or her personal or family involvement in activities listed in Activities Requiring Disclosure section of the Conflict of Interest Policy. Approval of the Conflict of Interest Committee (COI) must be obtained before engaging in these activities. The COI Committee will review the annual disclosure form and Consulting Activity form. A COI Designated Official will develop a management plan to mitigate any conflicts.

Organizations Requiring Compliance with Public Health Services (PHS) Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Regulations

U.S. Public Health Services Agencies

  1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  2. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  3. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  4. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  5. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  6. Indian Health Services (IHS)
  7. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  8. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Non‐PHS organizations that have adopted the PHS FCOI regulations

  1. Alliance for Lupus Research
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. American Heart Association
  4. Arthritis Foundation
  5. Susan G. Komen for the Cure