Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest exists if financial interests or other opportunities for tangible personal benefit may exert a substantial and improper influence on an employee’s professional judgment in exercising any university duty or responsibility, including designing, conducting, or reporting research. “Employees” include faculty, staff, administrators, and others. A conflict of interest is not an accusation and does not imply that an employee’s judgment has been compromised.

University policies and procedures for identifying, evaluating, and managing situations involving a conflict of interest are designed to meet applicable sections of the Ohio Revised Code (Sections 102.03, 2921.42, and 2921.43) and as well as federal regulations.

Please see Policy on Faculty Financial Conflict of Interest for more information and the Office of Legal Affair’s web site, which provides information on the Ohio Ethics Laws.

If additional information is needed, please contact our office at conflictinfo@osu.edu or 292-4284.

For conflict information requests under 42 C.F.R. §50.605(a)(5)(i) and 45 C.F.R. §94.5(a)(5)(i), please e-mail conflictinfo@osu.edu, or call 292-4284.