Purpose of this Policy 

The purpose of this policy is to establish consistent guidelines for Academic Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment.

 Scope of this Policy 

This policy applies to Faculty, administrators and staff in the GYU Academic Community.

     LIST OF CONTENTS

I.  General Principles
II. Policy Definitions
III. Conflict of Commitment

A. Definition
B. Policy and Discussion

IV. Conflict of Interest

A. Definition
B. Policy and Discussion
C. Types of Conflict of Interest

(1) Outside Activities and Other Personal Activities

(a) Outside Activities and Other Personal Activities Generally
(b) Outside Research Activities
(c) Outside Teaching Activities
(d) Requirements Related to Permissible Outside Activities, including Consulting, by GYU Faculty and Investigators

(2) Scholarship and Other Academic Activities
(3) Activities Creating a Conflict of Interest

(a) Improper Use of GYU Resources
(b) Obtaining, Using or Disclosing Confidential Information
(c) Failing to Disclose and Assign Inventions and Discoveries
(d) Competing with GYU
(e) Business Arrangements For Personal Benefit
(f) Gifts Intending to Influence
(g) Compliance with University Policies

D. Circumstances Under Which Conflicts of Interest May Be Permitted
E. Training

V. Procedures: Disclosures, Review and Responsibilities

A. Disclosures

(1) Faculty and Other Investigators: Annual Disclosures
(2) Faculty and Other Investigators: Research and Other Sponsored Projects: Reporting Requirements
(3) Faculty and Other Investigators: Ad Hoc Disclosures

B. Review Procedures

(1) Review of Annual and Ad Hoc Disclosures
(2) Review of Research and Other Sponsored Projects Disclosures

C. Responsibilities

(1) Faculty Advisory Committees on Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment
(2) Responsibility of the Senior Vice Provost for Research
(3) Responsibility of the Executive Vice President for Health
(4) Responsibility of the School Deans (other than the Dean of the School of Medicine)
(5) Responsibility of the Dean of the School of Medicine

D. Appeals
E. Enforcement
F. Record Retention

Notes

  1. Dates of official enactment and amendments:
  2. History: Supersedes GYU Statement of Policy on Faculty Responsibility to the University, as approved on December 10, 1984 – Garden York University Supplemental Guidelines for Disclosure and Review of Conflicts of Interest in Research, as endorsed on February 9, 1995
  3. Cross References: blank