7.6.D. Conflicts of Interest and Commitment

1. Applicability of the Stanford University Faculty Policy on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment

The Stanford University Faculty Policy on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment and the policies pertaining to consulting and other outside professional activities by members of the professoriate apply to Instructors, http://doresearch.stanford.edu/policies/research-policy-handbook/conflicts-commitment-and-interest.

If a situation raising questions of conflict of interest or commitment arises, Instructors are urged to discuss the situation with his or her service chief or department chair and contact the Director of the School of Medicine Conflict of Interest Review Program at (650) 723-7226.

2. Training and Disclosure

All newly hired Instructors must complete the training tutorial the training tutorial titled Avoiding Financial Conflicts of Interest. This is a self-paced, web-based module designed to provide an overview of the high-risk situations that can lead to financial conflicts of interest for faculty. Additional information about the module can be found at the COI website http://stanford.edu/group/coi/training/training.html. It is available to all members of the Stanford community with SUNet IDs through the Stanford Training and Registration System (STARS).

In addition, all new and continuing Instructors must disclose any outside professional activities that could reasonably be seen to be related to their Stanford responsibilities in research, teaching, administrator, or clinical care activities in Stanford's Outside Professional Activities Certification System (OPACS), https://opacsprd.stanford.edu.

3. Stanford Industry Interactions Policy (SIIP)

Instructors are expected to comply with the Stanford Industry Interactions Policy (SIIP) governs interactions, largely in the clinical and educational arenas, with the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and hospital and research equipment and supplies industries.  Additional information is available School of Medicine website, http://med.stanford.edu/siip/.

4. Academic Appointment at Another Institution

A concurrent academic appointment at another institution is not permitted for an Instructor holding a full time appointment at Stanford.