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3 Avoidance of Conflict of Interest

As more fully stated in Penn’s conflict of interest policies, Penn’s faculty, administration and staff should avoid conflicts of interest in work at Penn. As a non-profit institution, it is imperative, for both legal and ethical reasons, that University and Health System employees do not improperly benefit from their positions of trust at Penn. Financial conflicts must be appropriately disclosed in accordance with conflict of interest and conflict of commitment policies, so that they can be reviewed, and as appropriate, managed or eliminated. Faculty, administrators and staff are responsible for identifying potential conflicts and seeking appropriate guidance.

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Policies, Statements and Guidelines:

Conflict of Interest General Website:
http://www.upenn.edu/research/rcr/conflict.htm

Conflict of Interest – Trustees: Conflict of Interest Policy June 2000
http://www.upenn.edu/research/CoiTrusteesResolution.pdf

Conflict of Interest – Faculty:
http://www.hr.upenn.edu/policy/policies/005.asp

Conflict of Interest – Staff:
http://www.hr.upenn.edu/policy/policies/005.asp

Guidelines for Extramural Activities:
http://www.hr.upenn.edu/policy/policies/006.asp

Policy Related to Copyright and Commitment of Effort:
http://provost.upenn.edu/policies/faculty-handbook/research-policies/iii-d

University of Pennsylvania Health System Guidelines for Extramural Activity of Faculty of Medical Center and Health System:
http://somapps.med.upenn.edu/fapd/documents/pl00022.pdf

Guidelines for Institutional Conflicts of Interest for the Leadership and Senior Administration of the University of Pennsylvania Health System:
http://somapps.med.upenn.edu/fapd/documents/pl00023.pdf