Conflict of Interest
Given that the University of Michigan allows and encourages outside activities and relationships that enhance the mission of the University, potential conflicts of interest and commitment are inevitable. As a public institution, laws regulate the ethical conduct of our employees, including the management of conflicts. It is critical that we disclose and manage all potential conflicts transparently and with the highest standards of integrity.
Responsibilities for conflicts of interest
- All faculty and staff are responsible for promptly disclosing all actual or potential conflicts of interest or commitment to their dean, director, or supervisor; and for managing their relationships and conflicts appropriately, in accordance with University policy and legal requirements.
- Each Executive Officer and Chancellor is responsible for ensuring the development of implementation policies for conflicts of interest and commitment for all faculty and staff members who work within their area of responsibility; and for the University's compliance with laws relating to conflicts of interest - each in their respective areas of executive management.
- The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has principal administrative responsibility for implementation of the University's Standard Practice Guide on conflicts (SPG 201.65-1) and education relating to conflicts of interest and commitment.
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