Institutional Conflicts

Take home message: All University administrators, faculty and staff need to be alert to potential institutional conflicts of interest, both real and perceived, that may arise in the course of relationships between the University as an institution and private entities outside the University.

U-M Policy and helpful links

Things to remember

  • The actions and interests of U-M’s senior personnel can impact on the institution’s reputation – and can affect or appear to affect institutional decision making. Those involved in institutional decisions need to be mindful of the appearance of conflict, and manage potential conflicts transparently and properly.

People to talk to

For questions or advice about institutional conflicts relevant to research or clinical activity, contact one of the people listed on the Office of the Vice President for Research Conflict of Interest Review Committee contacts page.

For legal assistance relating to institutional conflicts, contact Ndu Ozor ( in the Office of the General Counsel.

Established 3/4/11, last updated 3/7/17 – Contact us if you believe any information is incorrect or outdated