Marywood University extends the applicability of the following regulations to all externally funded projects regardless of funding source: Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 50, Subpart F and the National Science Foundation Grant Policy Manual 510, as amended by 60 FR 35820.
Each person participating in a sponsored project covered by this policy must disclose whether or not he or she has external affiliations that may constitute a conflict. A conflict of interest may occur when an employee, officer, or agent who has an affiliation with the external organization meets any one of the following criteria:
A disclosure must be completed
The disclosure form is initiated by the Office of Research and Community Collaboration (ORCC). Positive disclosures will be reviewed by the Assistant Vice President for Research in keeping with the current University policies and federal regulations relating to conflict of interest in research and a recommendation made regarding the potential conflict.
Note: Certain sponsors, particularly federal agencies, may have requirements that differ from this policy with regard to the timing and frequency of faculty disclosures and other conflict of interest considerations as well. In the case of such discrepancies, the sponsors' requirements will generally prevail.
Violations of this policy, such as willful concealment of financial interests, may result in sanctions being imposed upon the violating individual. The Assistant Vice President for Research will review allegations of violations and will make recommendations regarding the imposition of sanctions to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Records and Confidentiality
The ORCC shall maintain the records pertaining to each disclosure in strict confidence. Access to such records will be limited to the faculty or staff member, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Research, the Director of Sponsored Projects, and other University administrators as required by their institutional responsibilities.
Conflicts of Interest are defined as situations in which employees, officers, and/or agents of the University may have the opportunity to influence the University's business decisions in ways that could lead to personal gain or give improper advantage to members of their families or to associates.
See ORCC Conflict of Interest Policy link for forms and procedures www.marywood.edu/orcc