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Conflict of Interest

Research &
Transfer &
& Invention

Our office works to promote and maintain research objectivity and public trust in research and entrepreneurial activities based on intellectual property developed at Purdue. We assist the university community in finding appropriate research and collaborative frameworks that ensure ethical and productive engagement of faculty- and student-entrepreneurs with their industrial partners. We reduce administrative burden by creating modern tools for disclosure and management of research related financial conflicts of interest (FCOI).

Overview: Financial Interest (FI) Disclosure and FCOI Management

Disclosure of FIs


Event Based

  • Proposal
  • Protocol
  • Licensing
  • Contracting


Administrative Review and FCOI Determination


FCOI Manageable

  • Execute FCOI Management Plan

FCOI Unmanageable

  • Eliminate conflicts or reduce FIs

FCOI Management


  • Monitoring: OM
  • Project based COI reviews: EVPRP
  • Contracts with employee-owned companies: SPS, EVPRP, VPEC
  • Licensing: OTC and EVPRP
  • Annual Reporting of Compliance: OM and RO
  • Quality Assurance/Audits: as needed

Reporting and Disclosures


  • Discloses FIs in publications and presentations
  • To students, trainees, collaborators, and Human Subjects


  • Submits FCOI reports to sponsors
  • Responds to public requests for information

Acronyms: EVPRP – Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, FI – Financial Interests, FCOI – Financial Conflicts of Interest, OM – Oversight Manager, OTC – Office of Technology Commercialization, RO – Responsible Official in EVPRP, SPS – Sponsored Programs Services, VPEC – Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance

Click on the topic of interest below to display the specific page.

Financial Interests and Outside Activities Disclosure Portal

Tools, Resources, Guidance, and Procedures

Relevant Policies and Regulations

FCOI Training Requirements

FCOI Management and Reporting to Federal Agencies


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