University of Illinois System Policies on Conflict of Interest

The University of Illinois System adopted several policies to identify and manage conflicts of interest. Applicability is based on your University appointment and responsibilities, you may be subject to more than one policy.  Please review the chart below.


Who does this policy apply to?

Conflicts of Commitment and Interest
All academic staff, except academic hourly employees
Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research
Investigators – anyone, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct or reporting – on sponsored research awards. This includes principal investigators, co-principal investigators, senior/key personnel and could include graduate students, civil service staff, and consultants (not employed by the University of Illinois).
Organizational Conflicts of Interest
Key Organizational Leaders – administrators at the dean level and above

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