Individual and Institutional Conflicts of Interest

Individual Conflicts

An individual conflict exists when a relationship between a covered individual's private business or financial interests, or those of the covered individual's family members, and the covered individual's University expertise and responsibilities might cause an independent observer to reasonably question whether the individual's objectivity in the performance of University responsibilities could be compromised by considerations of personal gain.

Institutional Conflicts

An institutional conflict of interest exists when the research, teaching, outreach, or other activities of the University may be compromised because of an external financial or business relationship held at the institutional level that may bring financial gain to the University, any of its units, or the individuals covered by this policy.