"If a local teacher or school asks me to assist with a curriculum or teaching project (per my expertise), is this a COC? It seems like it would be a service project. How does one distinguish between service and a COC?"

Please work with your college to determine if this is outside of your institutional duties and responsibilities.  If this activity meets the definition of an Outside Commitment, it should be disclosed for conflict of commitment review.  The Outside Commitment Decision Tree on our Disclosure Requirements webpage may be of assistance in making this determination.


If you are an Investigator, receipt of remuneration (includes stipends and honorariums) in the amount of $5,000 or more will make this a Significant Financial Interest that needs to be disclosed.

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