A conflict of interest exists if financial interests or other opportunities for tangible personal benefit may exert a substantial and improper influence on an employee’s professional judgment in exercising any university duty or responsibility, including designing, conducting, or reporting research. “Employees” include faculty, staff, administrators, and others. A conflict of interest is not an accusation and does not imply that an employee’s judgment has been compromised.
University policies and procedures for identifying, evaluating, and managing situations involving a conflict of interest are designed to meet applicable sections of the Ohio Revised Code and as well as federal regulations.
For additional information or conflict information requests under 42 C.F.R. §50.605(a)(5)(i) and 45 C.F.R. §94.5(a)(5)(i) contact our office.