"Our research is applied work on the field, with communities, nonprofits, and other organizations. How do we determine what is a 'conflict'?"

University Employees are asked to disclose their Outside Interests (Significant Financial Interests, Significant Personal Interests, Foreign Interests), Outside Commitments and Substantial Interests so that determinations of what is and is not a conflict can made through OROI. The review processes are available on our COC & COI Review Processes webpage. 


The Disclosure Tables and Outside Commitment Decision Tree on our Disclosure Requirements webpage are available to assist individuals in determining what needs to be disclosed. Individuals can also contact OROI at coi@arizona.edu.


Financial Conflict of Interest means an Outside Interest is Related to, or can be perceived to be Related to, an individual’s institutional responsibilities.  Relatedness is a defined term that means it may reasonably appear that decisions made by the Investigator in the performance of his/her institutional responsibilities could directly and significantly affect the value of his/her Significant Financial Interests or be in conflict with Significant Personal Interests or Foreign Interests.  More information can be found here: Relatedness.

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