Research Conflicts of Interest


*POTENTIAL CONFLICTS REQUIRING DISCLOSURE *

Disclose all relationships with outside entities and the receipt of anything of monetary value (e.g., consulting fees, honoraria, salary, royalties, equity, stock, stock options) that meet the following criteria:

  • Could reasonably appear to the general public as related to your institutional responsibilities (professional duties on behalf of AU), and
  • Were held or received in the past 12 months by you or
  • Were held or received in the past 12 months by a related person (spouse/domestic partner, dependent children/step-children, and other related persons with whom you are financially interdependent

Disclose all “Significant Financial Interests” in the following categories:

  • Renumeration (including payments, income, consulting fees, honoraria, paid authorship, etc.) only if:

    • The total of payments and equity held exceeds $5,000 if the source is a publicly traded entity OR
    • Payments exceed $5,000 if the source is a non-publicly traded entity (such as a start-up company).
  • Equity (including stock, stock options, shares, and other ownership interests) only if:

    • The total of remuneration and equity held exceeds $5,000 if the source is a publicly traded entity OR
    • The equity is held in a non-publicly traded entity.
  • Travel reimbursements and sponsored travel (including reimbursements and sponsored travel paid on your behalf) as follows:

    • If you have requested or received any funding from NIH/PHS in the past 12 months, disclose all travel payments.
  • Intellectual property rights (e.g., patents, copyrights) and an royalties and other payments

*ITEMS NOT VIEWED AS CONFLICTS*

Some activities, interests, and items that do not appear to be related to your professional responsibilities on behalf of AU do not require disclosure.  They include:

 

 

  • Salary, royalties, travel reimbursement, or other remuneration paid by AU
  • Income from seminars, lectures, teaching engagements, service on an advisory committee or review panel
  • Travel reimbursements or sponsored travel from: U.S. federal, state, or local governments, U.S. institutions of higher education, academic teaching hospitals, medical centers, or Research institutes affiliated with a U.S. institution of higher education
  • Income from certain investment vehicles (e.g., mutual funds, retirement accounts) if you do not directly control the investment decisions.