Conflict of Interest
Since the University is increasingly licensing inventions and other technology to for-profit companies and is receiving income from this activity, it must pay careful attention to and resolve potential conflicts of interest that may arise. The University has established guidelines and procedures for identifying, protecting and licensing innovations resulting from University activities. However, every employee must strive to avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of conflicts of interest.
A conflict of interest is a breach of an obligation to the University that has the effect or intention of advancing one's own interest or the interests of others in a way detrimental to the interests or potentially harmful to the integrity or fundamental mission of the University.
For additional information, please contact the
University of Cincinnati Conflict of Interest office