Conflicts of Interest and Commitment

The UO has two distinct policies that require, under certain circumstances, disclosures of outside financial interests and outside activities to prevent or manage conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment.

Currently, there are separate disclosure processes under each policy. Information about each policy and the disclosure processes can be found below.

Conflict of Interest, Conflict of Commitment, and Outside Activities Policy (for all UO employees)
The UO encourages employees to engage in outside activities that advance the mission of the University. These activities must be proactively disclosed when they would or could appear to present a potential conflict. Certain financial interests of employees and their relatives may also require disclosure to ensure conflicts are avoided or managed appropriately.       

This PowerPoint briefly covers the background and history of the policy, describes the basic elements of the policy, and discusses the disclosure process associated with the policy. An audio recorded training accompanying the PowerPoint is accessible to UO employees through MyTrack.

This self-assessment tool (available in Word and PDF) may assist you with determining whether or not you have an outside interest or activity that requires disclosure and approval.

More about COI/COC & How to Disclose

Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Policy (for sponsored researchers)
Anyone responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of sponsored research needs to complete a Significant Financial Interest (SFI) declaration. Researchers’ SFI declarations are reviewed alongside of their sponsored research activities to identify any actual or potential conflicts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

More about FCOI & How to Disclose