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Non-Research Related Conflict of Interest

Non-Research Related Conflict of Interest (NRR COI)

A conflict of interest may arise when a member has the opportunity to influence the University's business, administrative, academic or other decisions in ways that could lead to personal gain or advantage of any kind.

Members involved in the following duties must be particularly conscious of possible conflicts or the appearance of such conflicts: the procurement, exchange or sale of goods, services or other assets, the negotiation or formation of contracts or other commitments affecting the assets or interests of the institution, the handling of confidential information and the rendition of professional advice to the University.

Review of NRR COI

Information relevant to conflicts of commitment and non-research-related conflict of interest is distributed to the units, which have responsibility for identifying and managing all such conflicts.

The unit head, per the University Conflicts Policy, is responsible for addressing issues involving conflicts of commitment and non-research-related conflicts of interest.

Each member has an obligation to cooperate fully in the review of the pertinent facts and circumstances. The dean or director shall make a determination which resolves and removes the conflict or appearance of conflict.

Discussions with the unit administrator and/or the dean should include consideration of whether an individual's role in an external agency needs to be declared or made known to other members of the University community to protect confidentiality or to guard against the transfer of privileged information.

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